- above board
- ▶ adjective the proceedings were completely above board: LEGITIMATE, lawful, legal, licit, honest, fair, open, frank, straight, overt, candid, forthright, unconcealed, trustworthy, unequivocal; informal legit, kosher, pukka, by the book, fair and square, square, on the level, on the up and up, upfront.dishonest, shady.
* * *above boardOpenly• • •Main Entry: ↑board
* * *above board UK US adjectivecompletely honest and legal
She’s been totally open and above board about it.
* * *aˌbove ˈboard 7 [above board] adjective, adverblegal and honest; in a legal and honest way
Don't worry; the deal was completely above board.
If you do everything above board, you will have to pay tax on your earnings.If card players keep their hands above the table (the board), other players can see what they are doing.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.