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Clean

In the context of general equities, block trade that matches buy or sell orders/interests, sparing the block trader any inventory risk (no net position and hence none available for additional customers). Natural. Antithesis of open.

Clean

1. Describing a block trade in which the buyer agrees to buy all of the seller's securities or inventory he/she is offering. It often happens that a buyer is only interested in, say, half or three quarters of the securities a seller is offering. This leaves the seller with extra securities he/she does not want, and exposes him/her to the risk that they will be sold either at a low price or not at all. A clean transaction spares the seller from this risk, as the buyer takes all the securities offered off of the seller's hands.

2. Describing a company or individual with little or no debt. See: Clean balance sheet.
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Shabnam reaches out to Stacey and comes clean to her about a secret she's kept hidden for years.
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No more money, no more taxes on homeowners, no more anything until LAUSD comes clean.
Truth and forgiveness are the themes, as Montmorency comes clean about his past and also reencounters his old landlady and her helpful daughter.
She meets a twenty--something, smart novelist (Joe Cobden), and after initial denial, comes clean about her passion for him and, presumably, is able to cut down on her food bill and write some more.
Sam Harris went from Star Search to Broadway, but he never had the courage to come out, Here, in an exclusive interview, he finally comes clean