aboveboard aboveboard  /ə ˈbəv ˌbɔrd/


  1. (adj) without concealment or deception; honest
  2. (adv) in an honest manner



  1. But Sarkozy's search for a new mate will, by definition, be aboveboard he's not cheating on anyone.
  2. In many foreign deals, under-the-table payoffs are aboveboard When the forces of virtue rise one foot, the forces of vice rise ten feet.
  3. Our program directors sign affidavits that everything is being done aboveboard.



  1. "I did not initiate or authorize anyone at any time to promise anything to Gov. Blagojevich on my behalf," the South Side Democrat said at the time. "I thought, mistakenly, that the process was fair, aboveboard and on the merits."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Jesse Jackson Jr Source: ChicagoNow (blog)

  2. "Any retailer who wants to do business in Texas must deal fairly with the public and be aboveboard in explaining all terms of a sale," Attorney General Greg Abbott said.
    on Oct 17, 2006 By: Greg Abbott Source: Dallas Morning News

  3. "In this era of change, we need a governor with no ax to grind but instead a governor with a fresh, aboveboard, inclusive, and hopeful perspective," Bond said. "We need a governor who cares deeply about issues but does not believe the pursuit...
    on May 31, 2008 By: Kit Bond Source: Columbia Missourian

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