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on the books

Finished; concluded; able to be regarded as a matter of record; any completed task, accomplishment, or event that has been documented or recorded in some way.

Etymology:

  • From accounting, where transactions and other financial activities are recorded on books (ledgers/accounting books) and are considered finalized.
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The accountant made the last entry on the books for the year.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

Modified by TriplePurple on December 19, 2023

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في الكتب

in den Büchern

στα βιβλία

en la libroj

en los libros

dans les livres

किताबों में

a könyvekben

nei libri

本で

in de boeken

i bøkene

w książkach

nos livros

в книгах

புத்தகங்களில்

పుస్తకాలలో

kitaplarda

کتابوں میں

在书中

在書中

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