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    Question What does "Have the ledgers been run up for June?" mean?

    I actually have two questions which both have to do the following conversation between Basil,who is the director of finance of a company ,and a woman,who probablly works under him.
    -Basil:Have the ledgers been run up for June
    -Woman:Shall we go into my office the paperwork has to stay
    So my fisrt question is what's the meaning of "Have the ledgers been run up for June"? Does it mean that the total of the account for June has been reached or that we are heavely in debt in June or something else?
    My second question is what's the meaning of " the paperwork has to stay".Does it mean that the relevant paper isn't allowed to be taken out of the office or that the paperwork has to be done in the office?
    Any help is much appreciated.Thank you all.

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    Re: What does "Have the ledgers been run up for June?" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by on the way View Post
    I actually have two questions which both have to do the following conversation between Basil,who is the director of finance of a company ,and a woman,who probablly works under him.
    -Basil:Have the ledgers been run up for June
    -Woman:Shall we go into my office the paperwork has to stay
    So my fisrt question is what's the meaning of "Have the ledgers been run up for June"? Does it mean that the total of the account for June has been reached or that we are heavely in debt in June or something else?
    My second question is what's the meaning of " the paperwork has to stay".Does it mean that the relevant paper isn't allowed to be taken out of the office or that the paperwork has to be done in the office?
    Any help is much appreciated.Thank you all.
    The ledgers have been made up for the month (I've never met the verb 'run up' in this context; perhaps that phrase refers to a procedure specific to that company). The first speaker is implicitly asking if it would be possible to change something (backdate a credit, say). The woman seems to be saying that what's written is written; she can't change the paperwork. She could mean the books can't leave her office, but I doubt it.

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