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Alligator

An option spread with unusually large commissions for the involved broker(s). In an alligator, the commissions are so large that the potential profit from the spread is not worth the expense. In such a situation, the investor holding the spread is said to be "eaten alive."
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alligator

An option spread in which the commissions are so large a part of any potential profit that the investor gets eaten alive. Obviously, alligator spreads are of greater benefit to the broker than to the investor.
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