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above board

adj, adv (aboveboard when prenominal)
in the open; without dishonesty, concealment, or fraud
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above board

adverb
1. honestly, frankly, truly, legitimately, legally, uprightly, openly, cleanly, overtly, in good faith, ethically, truthfully, candidly, lawfully, honourably, straightforwardly, forthrightly, by fair means, with clean hands, without guile, veraciously It was clear that they had acted above board.
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And you're the last above board of that same meddling crew; and you have the Davy Jones's insolence to up and stand for cap'n over me--you, that sank the lot of us!
"My Aunt Jane always said it was best to be open and above board in everything, and especially in religion.
Toller, "Cheshire was all right--all fair and above board. But there's St.
Honestly, and all above board, those big clockwork dolls of mine do bring your coals or claret or a timetable quicker than any live servants I've ever known, if you know which knob to press.
As for me, I play my game squarely, fairly, and above board, as I always do.
According to him, it was part of his (Awolowo) teachings that those who aspire to lead men and women must be men of impeachable character, and must be above board.
All checks above board! Keeping the team safe to bring home a win against #LUFC on 11th!
He said tendering and execution of the project was above board.
The Manila International Airport Authorities (Miaa) assured the public on Monday that the acquisition of equipment at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is 'above board,' following reports that the country's premier airport is using a fake Windows 7.
figure By GEORGE SAYAGIE The National Land Commission has defended its intention to buy 3,500 acres of land in Narok County for the Ministry of Defence, saying it will be above board.Commission vice-chairperson Abigael Mbagaya said Kenya Defence Forces wanted to set up a radar station on the land to monitor the country's southern border with Tanzania.
Summary: Sounds above board but the social media firm is merely obscuring the facts that have emerged from the report.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat yesterday termed a UN report on alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir as "motivated" and said there was no need to be concerned about it as the army's record was absolutely above board. "I don't think we need to speak about the human rights record of the Indian Army.