[ uh-buhv-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ əˈbʌvˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /
in open sight; without tricks, concealment, or disguise: Their actions are open and aboveboard.
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British Dictionary definitions for above board
adjective, adverb (aboveboard when prenominal)
in the open; without dishonesty, concealment, or fraud
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Idioms and Phrases with above board
see open and aboveboard.
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