honest and aboveboard

honest and aboveboard

 and open and aboveboard
Fig. in the open; visible to the public; honest. Don't keep it a secret. Let's make sure that everything is honest and aboveboard. You can do whatever you wish, as long as you keep it honest and aboveboard. The inspector had to make sure that everything was open and aboveboard.
See also: aboveboard, and, honest
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I know that in every dealing I had with her, she was always extremely kind, honest and aboveboard," she said.
Any merchant would be pleased to sign such an agreement, since it was written by the district attorney and further indicates that my own business is honest and aboveboard in dealing with clients.