cook the books
Falsify a company's financial records, as in An independent audit showed that they've been cooking the books for years. This slangy phrase was first recorded in 1636.
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In his view, a writer has only one duty: to be present in his books.
France 24 is providing live, round-the-clock coverage of both scenes as they progress.
This is even more striking in Submission than in his previous books.
We do see that a few European countries have them on the books: Germany, Poland, Italy, Ireland, a couple more.
Isolated lesbians learned that there were other women like them via books whose covers aimed to titillate heterosexual men.
She did not need a great cook-book; She knew how much and what it took To make things good and sweet and light.
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
They will carry out the dictum of Carlyle that the modern university is a university of books.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
The camp grew still, except for the rough and ready cook pottering about the fire, boiling buffalo-meat and mixing biscuit-dough.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Peter Elmsly, a partner of the celebrated Paul Valliant, and himself an importer of books and no mean critic and linguist, died.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell