- in open sight; without tricks, concealment, or disguise: Their actions are open and aboveboard.
Origin of aboveboard
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Related Wordsvirtuous, genuine, straightforward, fair, impartial, decent, sincere, trustworthy, authentic, equitable, conscientious, proper, honorable, reliable, forthright, true, direct, ethical, frank, high-minded
- in the open; without dishonesty, concealment, or fraud
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Idioms and Phrases with above board
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