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above board

adjective, adverb /əˌbʌv ˈbɔːd/  us   /əˈbʌv ˌbɔːrd/
If a plan or business agreement 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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