On the other side of the ledger, the firm reportedly filed hundreds of faked voter registration forms in Florida this year.
On the negative side of the ledger, there was no bold grand bargain offered by the president.
Even with body parts taken off ledger, there is undeniably a lot of dough in plastics.
"account book," c.1400, from leggen "to place, lay" (see lay (v.)). Originally a book that lies permanently in a place (especially a large copy of a breviary in a church). Sense of "book of accounts" is first attested 1580s, short for ledger-book (1550s).