In the box


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In the box

Means that a dealer has a wire receipt for securities, indicating that effective delivery on them has been made.

In the Box

Informal; describing a statement between two traders stating the delivery has been made.
References in classic literature ?
The old scoundrel wanted Mary to burn one of the wills the very night he died, when she was sitting up with him by herself, and he offered her a sum of money that he had in the box by him if she would do it.