fudge the figures (to)

 Cheat with numbers.
 ► “Some economists worry about how the public, especially investors, will greet the new GDP data. Making matters potentially worse, the BEA may fudge the dollar equivalents of the chain-weighted indexes to make everything add up.” (Business Week, July 31, 1995, p. 74)

American business jargon. 2014.

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