above board


above board
adjective the proceedings were completely above board: LEGITIMATE, lawful, legal, licit, honest, fair, open, frank, straight, overt, candid, forthright, unconcealed, trustworthy, unequivocal; informal legit, kosher, pukka, by the book, fair and square, square, on the level, on the up and up, upfront.
dishonest, shady.

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above board UK US adjective
completely honest and legal

She’s been totally open and above board about it.

Thesaurus: legal and honestsynonym general words for crimessynonym

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aˌbove ˈboard 7 [above board] adjective, adverb
legal and honest; in a legal and honest way

Don't worry; the deal was completely above board.

If you do everything above board, you will have to pay tax on your earnings.

If card players keep their hands above the table (the board), other players can see what they are doing.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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