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English translation: It's not turning out as it should, it's disappointing, it's not going anywhere

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18:58 Nov 8, 2008
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
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English term or phrase: work out
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Donald?

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00:02:26,680 --> 00:02:28,400
Catherine...

3
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...this just isn't working out, right?

4
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....sculpture or..

After Donald made love to Catherine,he said to his student,Catherine

What does "this just isn't working out" mean here?
Thanks.
davidchang
English translation:It's not turning out as it should, it's disappointing, it's not going anywhere
Explanation:
He is referring to the relationship between himself and the student.
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Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:54
Grading comment
Thanks.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +6It's not turning out as it should, it's disappointing, it's not going anywhere
Jack Doughty


  

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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +6
It's not turning out as it should, it's disappointing, it's not going anywhere


Explanation:
He is referring to the relationship between himself and the student.

Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:54
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 268
Grading comment
Thanks.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  katsy
20 mins
  -> Thank you.

agree  David Hollywood: it's not going where he would like it to/working
21 mins
  -> Thank you.

agree  Mihaela Ghiuzeli: A way to say' let's break up/part ways"
22 mins
  -> Thank you.

agree  Suzan Hamer
1 hr
  -> Thank you.

agree  Rosina Peixoto
4 hrs
  -> Thank you.

agree  NancyLynn: as opposed to the Beatles' tune: We can work it out, we can work it out...
1 day5 hrs
  -> Thank you. Mor like the Jimmy Durante tune: "How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Love You When You Know I've Been a Liar All My Life?"
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