above-board


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above-board

[əˈbʌvˈbɔːd]
A. ADVabiertamente, sin rebozo
B. ADJlegítimo, honrado

above

(əˈbav) preposition
1. in a higher position than. a picture above the fireplace.
2. greater than. The child's intelligence is above average.
3. too good for. The police must be above suspicion.
adverb
1. higher up. seen from above.
2. (in a book etc) earlier or higher up on the page. See above.
aˌbove-ˈboard adjective
open and honourable; not secret. His dealings are all above-board.
above all
most importantly. He is strong, brave and, above all, honest.
References in classic literature ?
We want to be awful square and open and above-board here, you know.
Yes, all this must be put straight and above-board, there must be no more passionate renouncements, such as Rogojin's.
The men in the crowd were open in their admiration of Saxon, in an above-board manner.
Franklin is also putting the K56flex into the ICM-8, an 8-port modem board set with an MVIP above-board bus which enables independent contractors, Computer Telephony Integrators (CTIs) and PBX designers to integrate this card, with its enhanced capabilities, into their systems.
Team owners, administrators and coaches must be "teachers of sports practice that is always above-board and clean," he said.
The money was allegedly in return for guaranteed Azeri gold medals at the London Games, claims strongly denied by the AIBA, who insist that transaction was an above-board loan "which originated from an Azerbaijani private investor".