account book

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account book (plural account books)

  1. (accounting) A book in which accounts are kept; ledger.
    • 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, chapter 41
      When a woman loves you she's not satisfied until she possesses your soul. [...] The soul of man wanders through the uttermost regions of the universe, and she seeks to imprison it in the circle of her account-book.


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