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plain dealing

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noun
  1. direct and honest conduct in one's relations and transactions with others.
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Origin of plain dealing

First recorded in 1560–70
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for plain dealing

Historical Examples

  • This is plain-dealing, my dear: and I suppose he will put it into still plainer English for me.

    Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • Downright and plain-dealing, and abhorring to be deceived or to deceive, he was esteemed in the country for his sense and probity.

  • The Court was full of excitement to learn what would be the fate of this plain-dealing and fearless bishop.

  • And this word best expresses the feeling with which plain-dealing probity contemplates the fate of the overthrown July monarch.

  • Perhaps this is a little the fault of plain-dealing, its directness being not always tempered with courtesy.

    Proverb Lore

    F. Edward Hulme