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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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'(I was told) the release of the checks all went through the legal (department) of the TPB and was said to be aboveboard,' Puyat said, adding she met with Montano to get his side, particularly on the controversial P80-million payment already made to a certain Linda Legaspi for the Buhay Carinderia project even if it has not yet started.
The court found these releases to be aboveboard and approved by the board of trustees.
I strongly advise you to be aboveboard with the seller.
'I want to make sure that she would be protected and that everything would be aboveboard. It's like a father sending his daughter to college.
He also said he would make sure the bidding would be aboveboard and would not be rigged.