open and aboveboard
Also, honest and aboveboard. Candid and fair, without deceit or trickery, as in I'll join you, but only if everything remains open and aboveboard. Both versions of this expression are redundancies, since they use open and aboveboard in the sense of “honest.” The latter word, dating from the early 1600s, comes from gambling and alludes to the fact that card players who do not keep their hands on the table (board) may be suspected of changing their cards under the table.
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Let them open their minds to us, let them put upon permanent record the significance of all their intrigues and manœuvres.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
The doors (Indian bungalows have hardly any windows, each door being half glass) were open front and back.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
It was close upon twelve o'clock, and the "Rooms" had been open to the public for two hours.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
Worst danger zone, the open sea, now traversed, but on land not yet out of the wood.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
To think,” said the younger Englishwoman to her sister, “of this wee mite travelling about in an open motor!The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke