Synonyms for above-board

Grammar : Adj
Spell : uh-buhv-bawrd, -bohrd
Phonetic Transcription : əˈbʌvˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd

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Définition of above-board

Origin :
  • 1610s, from above and board (n.1). "A figurative expression borrowed from gamesters, who, when they put their hands under the table, are changing their cards." [Johnson]
  • As in honest : adj truthful, candid
Example sentences :
  • Be open and above-board; say honestly that the whole was a 'get up.'
  • Extract from : « Confessions Of Con Cregan » by Charles James Lever
  • If we were bound to do it, we were bound to do it avowedly and above-board.
  • Extract from : « Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams. » by Josiah Quincy
  • I know that now, and henceforth the open and above-board for me.
  • Extract from : « Molly Brown's Senior Days » by Nell Speed
  • Then there is no hope of my seeing you openly and above-board?
  • Extract from : « Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903 » by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • No collusion; all fair and above-board—or, rather, above nose.
  • Extract from : « Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, May 27, 1893 » by Various
  • They are good-natured, or, if they quarrel, their quarrels are above-board.
  • Extract from : « The Poet at the Breakfast Table » by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • This may be called a fair and above-board way of doing things.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847 » by Various
  • It was only that I wanted to be open and above-board with you, Uncle, from the beginning.
  • Extract from : « Sisters » by Kathleen Norris
  • All had been above-board, in the clear light of day, ruled by one law.
  • Extract from : « Expositor's Bible: The Book of Job » by Robert Watson
  • Entre nous, yes; but it was all above-board, and in the most gentlemanly manner.
  • Extract from : « Fashion and Famine » by Ann S. Stephens

Antonyms for above-board

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