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Meaning of "to cook the books" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TO COOK THE BOOKS

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WHAT DOES TO COOK THE BOOKS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of to cook the books in the English dictionary

The definition of to cook the books in the dictionary is to make fraudulent alterations to business or other accounts.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TO COOK THE BOOKS

to cap it all
to carry out an inspection (of sth)
to carry sth to extremes
to catch unshirted hell
to close the books
to coin a phrase
to come to a grinding halt
to come to a screeching halt
to come to your senses
to come to your senses/bring sb to their senses
to death
to die for
to do nicely
to do sth by the rule book
to do with
to end up on the cutting room floor
to excess
to feel your oats
to get back to basics
to get dooced

WORDS THAT END LIKE TO COOK THE BOOKS

black books
books
Brooks
close the books
cook the books
gadzooks
good looks
in someone´s bad books
in someone´s black books
in someone´s good books
keep the books
looks
odzooks
on tenterhooks
on the books
Sibylline Books
symbolical books
tenterhooks
to close the books
to go into the record books

Synonyms and antonyms of to cook the books in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «to cook the books» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

假账
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cocinar los libros
570 millions of speakers

English

to cook the books
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

किताबें खाना बनाना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لطهي الكتب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

готовить книги
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

para cozinhar os livros
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বই রান্না করতে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

faire cuire les livres
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Untuk memasak buku-buku
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

, um die Bücher zu kochen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

本を調理する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

책을 요리 합니다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kanggo masak buku
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nấu những cuốn sách
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புத்தகங்கள் சமைக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पुस्तके शिजविणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kitapları pişirmek için
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cucinare i libri
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gotować książki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

готувати книги
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pentru a găti cărți
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

για να μαγειρέψουν τα βιβλία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

om die boeke te kook
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

laga böckerna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

å koke bøkene
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of to cook the books

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TO COOK THE BOOKS»

The term «to cook the books» is regularly used and occupies the 80.870 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TO COOK THE BOOKS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about to cook the books

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TO COOK THE BOOKS»

Discover the use of to cook the books in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to to cook the books and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Food: A Dictionary of Literal and Nonliteral Terms
A metaphor that is similar to cook the books is to cook something up — i.e., to concoct a scheme or plot to get yourself into money or power and out of poverty or trouble (NSOED: early- 17th cent.). Even schoolchildren have been known to cook ...
Robert Allen Palmatier, 2000
2
Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms
... book at sb to punish or criticize someone severely ♢ After several arrests for drunk driving, the judge finally threw the book at him. books cook the books to keep false financial records for an organization ♢ We're not going to cook the books ...
Paul Heacock, 2003
3
How to Manage Profit and Cash Flow: Mining the Numbers for Gold
Suppose a business decided on a course of accounting fraud and ordered its accountant to cook the books. The accountant had to decide whether to go along with the scam. We would think that many accountants made the decision not to be ...
John A. Tracy, Tage Tracy, 2004
4
Ethics in Information Technology
Francine McKenna, “Is the SEC's Ponzi Crusade Enabling Companies to Cook the Books, Enron-Style?,” Forbes, October 18, 2012, www.forbes.com/sites/ francinemckenna/2012/10/ ...
George Reynolds, 2014
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Haussmann:
Chronicles the life of modern Paris's influential architect against a backdrop of nineteenth-century European society, from his entry into civic administration in the face of urban problems to his reign as Prefect of the Seine during the ...
Michel Carmona, 2002
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Financial Words You Should Know: Over 1,000 Essential ...
... financial statements, particularly profits, look better than they are. See also: Financial statements, Profit The executives of the corporation faced charges when it came to light they had known about and approved of the plan to cook the books.
Michele Cagan, P.T. Shank, 2009
7
Interpreting Company Reports For Dummies
used creative accounting techniques to cook the books. And when trying to unearth the accounting problem, you have to be creative yourself. In these scandals, some company insiders used corporate accounts for personal purposes, such as ...
Ken Langdon, Alan Bonham, Lita Epstein, 2011
8
Department for Work and Pensions: responding to change in ...
You can tell, as you go around, whether people are just cooking the books, and advisers know whether they are being invited to cook the books. They do not want to do that; they joined this organisation in order to get good outcomes for ...
Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts, 2013
9
Utilitarianism as a Public Philosophy
With nothing else at stake in the inquiry except his moral standing, the agent doing the accounting would enjoy enormous latitude to cook the books at will. Where that is so, nothing much can follow from the accounting exercise. The point is ...
Robert E. Goodin, 1995
10
Crushed: A Fredrickson Winery Novel
I suppose I can count on you not to cook the books or try to murder your sister.” He shrugged. “I promise not to cook the books, but I can only give you a definite maybe on the murder thing. One day at a time.” She grinned. “Good enough for me.
Barbara Ellen Brink, 2011

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« EDUCALINGO. To cook the books [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/to-cook-the-books>. Jun 2021 ».
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