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.
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
Robert Allen Palmatier, 2000
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
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
John A. Tracy, Tage Tracy, 2004
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/
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 ...
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
Michele Cagan, P.T. Shank, 2009
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
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
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 ...
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
Barbara Ellen Brink, 2011