on the level


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on the level

honest; straightforward. Come on now, on the level, tell me the truth. Is the ad on the level?
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(strictly) on the level

honest; dependably open and fair. How can I be sure you're on the level? You can trust Sally. She's strictly on the level.
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on the level

honest or true We are there when the inspections are done, so we know that everything is on the level.
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on the level

Honest, straightforward, sincere, as in You can believe her-she's on the level. This expression may have come from Freemasonry, where the carpenter's level symbolizes integrity. [Late 1800s]
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on the level

mod. honest; straightforward. Come on now. Be on the level with me.
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on the level

Informal
Without deception; honest.
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