without dishonesty or concealment: be open and aboveboard with me
Origin of aboveboardabove + board (table): origin, originally a card player's term for cards in plain view
Without deceit or trickery; straightforward.
Origin of aboveboardOriginally a gambling term referring to the fact that a gambler whose hands were above the board or gaming table could not engage in trickery, such as changing cards, below the table
- Alternative form of above-board.