work until they don’t

06:21 Aug 17, 2013
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English to Chinese translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Investment / Securities
English term or phrase: work until they don’t
语境:Models based on leverage or historical relationships work until they don’t.

work until they don’t是什么意思呢?don't后面省略了work吗?
calpain
China
Local time: 05:59


Summary of answers provided
4直到它們失效之前都是有效的
Lincoln Hui
3如下
Ian Wang


  

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直到它們失效之前都是有效的


Explanation:
基於前例而建成的模型直到它們失效之前都是有效的

If it sounds paradoxical, it was intended to be so.

Lincoln Hui
Hong Kong
Local time: 05:59
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如下


Explanation:
后面的work的确省略了,相当于work until they don't work.
这是作者使用的写作风格,看起来像废话,其实自有其含义。
具体含义,建议参考上下文,多半会有更细致的解释。信息不足,仅凭猜测的话,我猜是带有一种“说这些models不能持久、长远,碰到问题不能转变,转而失效的意思”。相当于只能眼下将就一下。
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Ian Wang
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