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    a model professional

    He's a model professional.

    1)He works as a fashion model.

    2)He's a professional(though we're not sure of what exactly he does for a living), and he's outstanding in his working field(like, "he's a model student")

    Which way to understand the sentence is correct? I'm so confused. Is it an intrinsically vague expression that we should avoid using? Thanks for explaining.

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    Re: a model professional

    It's 2. If you wanted the first meaning, you'd say 'professional model'.

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