One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Stock Market. A transaction in which a broker arranges the sale and repurchase of the same security simultaneously; specifically (on the London Stock Exchange) such a transaction made by a market maker, in which he or she makes a very small profit on the difference between the buying and selling prices.
2Generally. The action of putting material or items through a system or process; the amount of material or items passing through such a system or process.
Early 20th century. From put + through, after to put through.
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