be above board

be above board

To be legitimate, honest, and/or legal. I expected that big company to try to take advantage of us, but so far all of their dealings with us have been above board. I think these documents are above board, Tom—go ahead and process them.
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OCI President Pat Hickey will attend the Olympic boxing draw at 2pm today - because he wants everything to be above board.
The Chancellor said: "We have got to do more and I am committed to putting a system in place because people must know decisions are above board and seen to be above board."