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Drop

Refers to over-the-counter trading. Remove from OTC trading list; hence, no longer making a market in a security.

Drop

To remove a security from a list of securities for which a dealer serves as a counterparty in the over-the-counter market.
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She stood immovable close to the grain old officer, and remained immovable close to him; remained immovable close to him through the streets, as Defarge and the rest bore him along; remained immovable close to him when he was got near his destination, and began to be struck at from behind; remained immovable close to him when the long-gathering rain of stabs and blows fell heavy; was so close to him when he dropped dead under it, that, suddenly animated, she put her foot upon his neck, and with her cruel knife--long ready--hewed off his head.
They told me that it was in this quarter, and I at once directed my course hither, intending to end my life here; but as I was making my way among these crags, my mule dropped dead through fatigue and hunger, or, as I think more likely, in order to have done with such a worthless burden as it bore in me.
He dropped dead from his chariot as though he were diving, and there was no more life left in him.
At the end of the rue Saint-Blaise, Penelope had dropped dead.
The "drop dead" comment is a reaction to an alleged comment by MacDonald, who, according to a report in The Sun , wrote on Instagram that she hoped Liam would "have dropped dead by the time my kids are on social media".