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- verb idiomatic To
manipulate accountinginformation, especially illegally.
- verb idiomatic, by extension To
falsifyan account of an event.
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From the mid-17th century. A metaphor for cooking, whereby ingredients are changed, altered and improved by the process. Thus financial statements can also be so modified to the benefit of the "cook".
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