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to be locked into low returns

English translation: if we don't dare to wait, we will be stuck with low returns

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14:47 Feb 9, 2007
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English term or phrase: to be locked into low returns
Dear colleagues,
The text I'm translating (EN-PT) draws a comparison between baseball and stock trading. The problem is I don't know much about baseball and therefore I need someone to explain the following sentence to me:

"If we swing, we will be locked into low returns."

Thanks!
Liliana Gomes
Local time: 03:40
English translation:if we don't dare to wait, we will be stuck with low returns
Explanation:
on first view

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Note added at 15 mins (2007-02-09 15:02:33 GMT)
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if we act too soon, we will be obliged to accept low returns for a long while
Selected response from:

Jonathan MacKerron
Grading comment
Thanks a lot!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
2 +8if we don't dare to wait, we will be stuck with low returns
Jonathan MacKerron


  

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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5 peer agreement (net): +8
if we don't dare to wait, we will be stuck with low returns


Explanation:
on first view

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Note added at 15 mins (2007-02-09 15:02:33 GMT)
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if we act too soon, we will be obliged to accept low returns for a long while

Jonathan MacKerron
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 16
Grading comment
Thanks a lot!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Can Altinbay: Yes. "If we swing" here means "if we take action right now".
35 mins

agree  Alexander Demyanov
2 hrs

agree  xxxAlfa Trans
4 hrs

agree  Jacqueline McClure-Zerbe
5 hrs

agree  Erich Ekoputra
6 hrs

agree  Sophia Finos
7 hrs

agree  Will Matter: The 'Note' explains it even better.
9 hrs

agree  Seema Ugrankar
11 hrs
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