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honest and aboveboard meaning

  • [American idiom]
    in the open; visible to the public; honest. (Especially with keep, as in the examples. Fixed order.)
    Don't keep it a secret. Let's make sure that everything is aboveboard.
    You can do whatever you wish, as long as you keep it honest and aboveboard.
    The inspector had to make sure that everything was open and aboveboard.

  • [American slang]
    Fig. in the open; visible to the public; honest.
      Don't keep it a secret. Let's make sure that everything is honest and aboveboard.
      You can do whatever you wish, as long as you keep it honest and aboveboard.
      The inspector had to make sure that everything was open and aboveboard.

Examples

  1. Among the steps he recommended is that bishops be " honest and aboveboard " in sharing diocesan financial information with the public.
  2. The problem is we're trying to establish trust with all the people and we have been trying to be honest and aboveboard about these allegations.
  3. Muslims, particularly in the West, are saying that if the Christians claim a right to spread their gospel, then Muslims also have that right, providing both sides are " honest and aboveboard ."
  4. Whatever on thinks of Cberlet's politics ( I happen to agree with them, Intangible clearly does not ), and regardless of the fact that he occasionally makes a mistake ( as do we all ), I'd be hard pressed to name a more honest and aboveboard participant in the Wikipedia .-Talk 06 : 55, 29 July 2006 ( UTC)

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