above board

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See also: aboveboard and above-board


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See above-board.

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above board

  1. (idiomatic) Openly, without deceit.
    • 2001, Michael Inne, A Family Affair, page 82:
      ' [] And he explained this business of confidential commissions?' / 'Yes, he did. And it seemed to turn out quite respectable and above board.' Mrs Meatyard considered. 'Or almost above board.
  2. (idiomatic) Honestly, reputably.
    They conducted the negotiations completely above board.

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