Phrase meaning

Posted by R. Berg on September 08, 2003

In Reply to: Phrase meaning posted by Hrushikesh Kulkarni on September 08, 2003

: Hello,

: Will anybody tell me meaning of the phrase

: "cooking it's book "?

: Hrushikesh

The slang phrase "cook the books" means to falsify financial records, to defraud through dishonest accounting. "The books" are the ledgers of a business.