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Definition of the adverb Above Board

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  1. [idiomatic] honestly, reputably

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Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

up, written above all chiefly, especially, mainly, mostly, peculiarly, predominantly, primarily above and beyond over above and in contact with on, upon above and touching on, onto, upon above a whisper aloud above board honest, reliable, ...

Google previewAllen's Dictionary of English Phrases (2008)

by Robert Allen

above board legitimate and honest. According to Dr Johnson, the phrase was taken from the gambling tables, where card players cheated by switching cards under the table or 'board' and only hands seen above the table could be trusted.

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms (1993)

by Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz

board above board open and honourable; not secret: We must keep the whole affair above board. [From card-games, where anything that takes place under the table is likely to be against the rules.] across the board (in/) applying in all cases: ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang (2003)

by Eric Partridge

board, above , see ABOVE BOARD. board, keep one's name on the . To remain a member of one's College: Cambridge coll: fromca 1850. board, on the . (Tailoring ) enjoying all the privileges and perquisites of a competent workman: ca ...

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