above board

above board
above board aˈbove ˌboard also aboveboard adjective COMMERCE
honest and legal:

• The stock exchange aims to ensure that all deals are above board.

• aboveboard negotiations

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above board UK US (also above-board) adjective
done in an honest way, according to the rules or law: »

The bidding process was completely fair and above board.

above board adverb

We believe that the vast majority of lenders operate above board.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • above board — If things are done above board, they are carried out in a legal and proper manner …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • above board — ► above board legitimate and honest. Main Entry: ↑above …   English terms dictionary

  • above board — ▶ adjective the proceedings were completely above board: LEGITIMATE, lawful, legal, licit, honest, fair, open, frank, straight, overt, candid …   Useful english dictionary

  • above board —    If things are done above board, they are carried out in a legal and proper manner.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If a situation or business is described as above board, it is open, honest and legal.     There are not secret… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • above\ board — прямой, честный, открытый, иногда: open and above board All his business dealings were above board …   Idioms and examples

  • above board — adjective (not before noun) honest and legal: open and above board: The deal was completely open and above board …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • above board — a.bove board [ US .ˈ. .] adj [not before noun] honest and legal ▪ His plans for opening a coffee shop are completely above board …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • above board — adverb Honestly, reputably. They conducted the negotiations completely above board …   Wiktionary

  • above-board — adjective Open; transparent; honest; legal. See Also: above board …   Wiktionary

  • above board — legal, not hidden, not under the table, not underhanded    Every action, every payment is above board. Customers respect that kind of honesty …   English idioms

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