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.
The men in the crowd were open in their admiration of Saxon, in an above-board manner.
And perfectly above-board. As to my advice, however,' said Mr Merdle, 'that is another matter.
It is all patent and above-board. Two officers who are in command of a convict-guard learn an important secret as to buried treasure.
Yes, all this must be put straight and above-board, there must be no more passionate renouncements, such as Rogojin's.
The ombudsman said Binay and the other defendants conspired in falsifying documents to make it appear that the transaction was consummated and above-board.
Surely there is no harm in disclosing contracts that are all above-board and will receive the people's approval,' he said in a statement.