Definition of on the books in English:

on the books

Contained in a list of members, employees, or clients: the club have six top foreign players on their books
More example sentences
  • The garage closes with 15 employees on the books, all of whom are entitled to transfer to the incoming dealer in Preston.
  • We have only got thirteen players on the books who have made more than 20 Premiership appearances.
  • The ailing team have finally resigned from division two with only seven or eight players on the books.
See parent entry: book

Definition of on the books in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day anomalous
Pronunciation: əˈnɒm(ə)ləs
adjective
deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected