Definition of above board adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


above board

adjective, adverb
BrE BrE//əˌbʌv ˈbɔːd//
; NAmE NAmE//əˌbʌv ˈbɔːrd//
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legal and honest; in a legal and honest way Don't worry; the deal was completely above board. If you do everything above board, you will have to pay tax on your earnings. If card players keep their hands above the table (the board), other players can see what they are doing. See related entries: Honest