it makes me pause for thought as

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QueVivaPSV

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Dutch
Can somebody explain me this phrase:
Expectations have run so far ahead of current conditions that it makes me pause for thought as to whether this is sustainable.

Thank you.
 
  • cuchuflete

    Senior Member
    EEUU-inglés
    Can somebody explain me this phrase explain this sentence to me:
    Expectations have run so far ahead of current conditions that it makes me pause for thought as to whether this is sustainable.
    Hello QueVPSV,

    Here is a paraphrase. I assume you found this in an article about current economic conditions. (It's good to tell people that sort of background information in the first post of a thread.)

    People have expectations that are very optimistic in comparison with the current reality.
    The difference between what really is happening, and what people expect to happen, is so great that I have very serious doubts about whether this can continue.
     

    timpeac

    Senior Member
    English (England)
    ?? I´m sorry, the word translation slipped out, I meant it would be another way of saying it, a paraphrase
    Oh yes - I realised the mistake (from your comment I thought you were the person asking). I deleted my reply almost immediately - you must have been quick replying!!:)
     
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