Balance the books

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Definition

to balance the books, the budget: to do the accounts, to regulate the finances
idiom
After balancing the books, Icarus realized that the bank owed the company 44 cents. He always checks the accounts at the end of the week and makes sure all the bills have been paid.

Examples

  • "Tax deductions! Balancing the budget!"
  • "I've balanced the books, and it seems we're in the black for the fifth consecutive fiscal year."

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