sell short against the box (to)

 In the stock market to sell borrowed shares while owning the same or similar shares that one delivers later to complete the transaction.
 ► “The most popular is to ‘sell short against the box.’ To do this, you arrange through a broker to sell borrowed securities (a short sale) while owning essentially identical securities that you deliver later to complete the short sale.” (Wall Street Journal, Oct. 27, 1995, A1)

American business jargon. 2014.

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