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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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Armstrong can look at the cup half full and reason that he would be doing the world of sport, and specifically cycling, a favour, by coming clean.
Summary: The House of Commons is finally coming clean on second homes expenses claimed by each MP last year.
What sets Coming Clean apart is Brune's deeper understanding of the problems presented by climate change--and, more importantly, his thoughtful assessment of the interlocking strategies needed to confront the climate and energy crises head on.
However, Ganley told journalists at a meeting just ahead of the European Council, on 19 March, that Libertas would be coming clean on where it gets its money in due course.
Not that it does him much good - his reward for coming clean to the Fisher boys, revealing that Jack's 'body' was really their dad's, is a punch in the mouth from Kris.
Over at the factory, Sally reveals the cops think Rosie has run off with the lottery winnings, so a guilty Janice risks Leanne's wrath by coming clean and admitting she's the real thief.
You aren't coming clean to save his feelings, but because you're worried things might not work out with the rep.
Rather than trying to hide, Delgadillo would be better served by coming clean.