in open sight; without tricks, concealment, or disguise:
Their actions are open and aboveboard.
He knows that he’s followed, all right, and he’s cagy enough to keep in the open and pretend to be aboveboard.
On Secret Service William Nelson Taft
They were things that didn’t seem—what you would call square and aboveboard.
Fair Harbor Joseph Crosby Lincoln
“Since things are aboveboard—listen here,” said Greenfield with sudden seriousness.
Murder in Any Degree Owen Johnson
Fundamental bent toward what is clean, manly and aboveboard!
Face to Face with Kaiserism James W. Gerard
And for the first time the knight was conscious of a curious feeling that all was not square and aboveboard in this castle.
The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse
I like the youth who is open and aboveboard, who says what he means and who is frank and fearless.
Motor Matt’s Clue Stanley R. Matthews
And you’ll give me credit for being fair and aboveboard with you.
The Real Man Francis Lynde
Everything open and aboveboard, say I,—there’s no occasion for mystery.
The Wizard of West Penwith William Bentinck Forfar
The underhand scheme ran counter to the aboveboard principles of the scout law which he had sworn to obey; of that he felt sure.
A Scout of To-day Isabel Hornibrook
All this is fair and aboveboard and individual and progressive.
Principles of Political Economy Arthur Latham Perry
1610s, from above and board (n.1). “A figurative expression borrowed from gamesters, who, when they put their hands under the table, are changing their cards.” [Johnson]
see: open and aboveboard
in, at, or to a higher place. overhead, upstairs, or in the sky: My brother lives in the apartment above. A flock of birds circled above. higher in rank, authority, or power: She was told to speak to the person above. higher in quantity or number: books with 100 pages and above. before or earlier, […]
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