Which of the following two phrases correct: "I expect better of you" or "I expect better off you"?
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If you mean "I expect you to do better", then "better of you" is correct.
Usually, "better off" describes the outcome of a situation. For example: "you would be better off if you stopped working now and get some sleep" or "we are better off not knowing how the sausage gets made."
While both are grammatically correct, I've only ever heard "better of" in this context.
I can maybe think of an example where "better off" would be correct. Perhaps if I picked your pocket and only found Monopoly money, I might then say "I expect better off you", but that's a pretty huge stretch.
The simplest explanation is that whoever corrected you was wrong.
(a) "I expect better of you" the usual phrase.
(b) "I expect better from you" a valid alternative to (a)
(c) "I expect better off you" a substandard or possibly regional version