aˌbove ˈboard

completely honest and legal

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  • a|bove|board — «uh BUHV BRD, BOHRD», adjective, adverb. in open sight; without tricks or concealment: »Everything that the mayor did was open and aboveboard (adjective.). His campaign was run aboveboard (adverb.). ╂[< above + board (table); because… …   Useful english dictionary

  • above board — ▶ adjective the proceedings were completely above board: LEGITIMATE, lawful, legal, licit, honest, fair, open, frank, straight, overt, candid …   Useful english dictionary

  • above board — aˈbove ˌboard also aboveboard adjective COMMERCE honest and legal: • The stock exchange aims to ensure that all deals are above board. • aboveboard negotiations * * * above board UK US (also …   Financial and business terms

  • above board — a.bove board [ US .ˈ. .] adj [not before noun] honest and legal ▪ His plans for opening a coffee shop are completely above board …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • Aboveboard — A*bove board , adv. Above the board or table. Hence: in open sight; without trick, concealment, or deception. Fair and aboveboard. Burke. [1913 Webster] Note: This expression is said by Johnson to have been borrowed from gamesters, who, when they …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aboveboard — a|bove|board [ ə bʌv,bɔrd ] adjective completely honest and legal: The transaction was totally aboveboard, so there was no reason to question it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • aboveboard — a•bove•board [[t]əˈbʌvˌbɔrd, ˌboʊrd[/t]] adv. adj. without tricks, concealment, or disguise; in the open • Etymology: 1610–20 …   From formal English to slang

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