Hit the ribbon

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Hit the ribbon

Used in the context of general equities. See: Print.

Hit the Ribbon

Informal; to execute a trade such that it appears on a ticker. The term comes from the days when ticker tape was used; the tape was colloquially called "ribbon." It is also called to print.
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The dot matrix printer forms characters by hitting the ribbon, and then the paper, hundreds of times per second with tiny pins.