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pad (one's)/the accounts

To make one's financial accounts appear more successful, stable, or secure than they really are, as by fraudulently concealing losses or by reporting false profits. Once the company's fraud came to light, it was quickly discovered that they had padded their accounts for years. Mark had taken to padding his accounts in the company to hide the losses from his husband's excessive spending habits.
See also: account, pad

pad (one's)/the expense account

To make unnecessary or fraudulent charges to one's company expense accounts for one's personal use. Have you been padding your expense account, Johnson? You're going to have to explain some of these mysterious out-of-state charges.
See also: account, expense, pad

pad (something) out

To fill something with cheaper or unnecessary material in order to make it appear fuller, larger, or longer. If the movie were about 30 minutes shorter, it would have actually been an exciting little action flick—unfortunately, they decided to pad it out with this completely useless love story. He padded out the costume with tissue paper to make it look more like a pumpkin.
See also: out, pad
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One of these padding recycling companies is run by Mike Trick, president of Cushion Recyclers, with locations in Louisville and Lexington, Ky.
We also receive used padding from collection bins located at retail carpeting and flooring accessories stores throughout our operating regions," Trick states.
Plus, the stores save the time, transport costs and tipping fees they would typically incur in disposing the used padding at a landfill.
Once the used carpet padding is received by Cushion Recyclers, it is bundled or baled and then transported to either a broker or directly to the closest carpet padding manufacturer.
After a broken bone has been diagnosed by a doctor and a cast is indicated, a clinician usually applies padding and stockinet before applying the casting tape which gives the cast its rigid features for immobilizing the injury.
But now, 3M Scotchcast Wet or Dry padding and stockinet shed water and perspiration after bathing, resulting in less cast odor.
Wearers of 3M Scotchcast Wet or Dry padding and stockinet may expect additional benefits as well.