- Feb 26, 2012
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Took me 10 seconds to Google it.
Yeah, it's in the public-edited wiktionary where it links to three random no-name newspaper articles where the authors used it wrong, and nowhere else, except a site where it attempts to explain the etymology of why the expression is ON THE BOOKS instead of IN. Basically it's like "Could care less" except only a very tiny number of people do it wrong and thus it doesn't have thousands of examples of people trying to explain why it's right
Coincidentally, most of the first page of results for "in the books" goes to game of thrones show wiki pages where there's a sub-section about each character/place called "in the books"