Today’s lesson of colloquial expression
649. to cook the books 帳簿をごまかす、帳簿を不正に操作する
- this means to change the figures or facts in an accounting sheet, usually to steal money or cover up losses
1. The regulators discovered that the company had been cooking their books for over five years.
2. The accounting firm was charged in court with helping several of their clients cook their books and cover up their loses from the real estate crash.