cook the books | cook the accounts
This page is about the idiom cook the books | cook the accounts
If someone cooks the books, or cooks the accounts, they keep inaccurate accounts for a business, usually in order to pay less tax.
- Their accountant was charged with cooking the books, and now he's in jail.
- I found this website that shows you how to cook the accounts, but I'd never try doing it.
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Contributor: Matt Errey