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above boardadjective, adverb

/əˌbʌv ˈbɔːd/  us   /əˈbʌv bɔːrd/
If a ​plan or ​businessagreement is above ​board, it is ​honest and not ​trying to ​deceive anyone: The ​deal was ​completely open and above ​board.
(Definition of above board from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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above boardadjective

(also above-board) uk   us  
done in an honest way, according to the ​rules or ​law: The ​biddingprocess was completely ​fair and above ​board.
above board
adverb
We believe that the vast ​majority of ​lendersoperate above ​board.
(Definition of above board from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “above board”
in Chinese (Simplified) (计划或交易)光明正大的…
in Turkish dürüst ve yasal…
in Russian честный…
in Chinese (Traditional) (計劃或交易)光明正大的…
in Polish uczciwy, zgodny z prawem…
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