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above board Explained

above board at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n> lover;V (1st) INTRANS walk beside/near;

above board at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* aboveboard, above-board


See aboveboard.

Prepositional phrase

Inter: en-PP » above board
  • Inter: idiomati » c Openly, without deceit.
    1. Inter: quote-book » title=A Family Affair|page=82|author=Michael Inne|year=2001|passage='{{... And he explained this business of confidential commissions?' / 'Yes, he did. And it seemed to turn out quite respectable and above board.' Mrs Meatyard considered. 'Or almost above board.}}
    2. Inter: idiomati » c Honestly, reputably.
    3. : They conducted the negotiations completely above board.

      Usage notes

      * The preferred spellings for the adjective uses of the term would be aboveboard or above-board.


      * Inter: sense » openly straightforwardly, transparently


      Inter: trans-top » openly

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » honestly
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|光明正大地|tr=guāngmíngzhèngdàde

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Dutch: volgens het boekje

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * by the book
    • under the table
    • on the up-and-up

    Translation: fa » above board
    Translation: kn » above board
    Translation: pl » above board
    Translation: ta » above board
    Translation: th » above board
    Translation: tr » above board