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[rahyt-uhp] /ˈraɪtˌʌp/
a written description or account, as in a newspaper or magazine:
The play got a terrible write-up.
Accounting. an increase in the book value of a corporation that is not warranted by the true assets of the corporation.
Origin of write-up
1880-85, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase write up Unabridged
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write up

verb (transitive, adverb)
to describe fully, complete, or bring up to date in writing: write up a diary
to praise or bring to public notice in writing
(accounting, US)
  1. to place an excessively high value on (an asset)
  2. to increase the book value of (an asset) in order to reflect more accurately its current worth in the market
a published account of something, such as a review in a newspaper or magazine
(accounting, US)
  1. an excessive or illegally high valuation of corporate assets
  2. a raising of the book value of an asset
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write home about

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nothing to write home about

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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