I asked this question about a phrase I heard in some real situation. Which I described with only a few words.
There is some ambiguity insofar as the phrase by itself has some additional possible answers, outside the context I had in mind.
In the comments I tried to focus on this context. At this point a third person downvoted the answer for not reading the question.
It is a bit ridiculous. The oritinal poster (me) and the answerer are native German speakers who expressed themselves in English and didn't grook the ambiguities.
I think using downvoting here is complete overshoot.
Finally I decided to vote up answers which were correct and valuable with respect to the question title. The value we produce is that people asking in search engines will be directed to the most valuable information.
Giving an answer for the special situation of my question is a reason to accept the answer.
One of the problems with this site is that people with no vertragssicherem (please give a translation as comment) English are encouraged to write in English. And there is a good chance that two of them have more misunderstandings as when just using German.
Übrigens weiß ich gar nicht, warum ich hier auf meta Englisch schreibe, Ihr wollt doch schließlich Deutsch lernen oder könnt es sowieso. Also springt schon ins kalte Wasser.
Und schließlich finde ich, diese Seite sollte für alle Sprecher anderer Fremdsprachen wertvoll sein, die deutsche Sprache lernen wollen, und nicht nur für die englischsprachigen.
Die Bereiche Übersetzung aus dem Englischen und ins Englische sind naturgemäß am besten zweisprachig zu handhaben.