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Test incompl/inter-325, Question 6 #1 (permalink) Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:43 am   Test incompl/inter-325, Question 6
 

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ESL/EFL Test #325 "English Slang Idioms (46)", question 6

Several large US companies have gone bankrupt because management was embezzling funds.They hired accountants that would ......... the books and make the company look better than it really was.

(a) erase
(b) paint
(c) burn
(d) cook

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #325 "English Slang Idioms (46)", answer 6

Several large US companies have gone bankrupt because management was embezzling funds.They hired accountants that would cook the books and make the company look better than it really was.

Correct answer: (d) cook
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cook the books = Does it mean: to change facts or figures dishonestly or illegally.?
Example:Our accountant had been cooking the books for years.
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Test incompl/inter-325, Question 6 #2 (permalink) Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:54 am   Test incompl/inter-325, Question 6
 

yes.

By the way, Kati, you don't need a full stop and a question mark. One replaces the other. I've noticed you often use both. If your sentence is a question then just finish with a question mark, like this:
Does it mean: to change facts or figures dishonestly or illegally?
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