- direct and honest conduct in one's relations and transactions with others.
Origin of plain dealing
First recorded in 1560–70
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Examples from the Web for plain dealing
This is plain-dealing, my dear: and I suppose he will put it into still plainer English for me.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
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.When the Holy Ghost is Come
S. L. Brengle
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