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aboveboard

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above + board

This expression is said by Johnson to have been borrowed from gamesters, who, when they change their cards, put their hands under the table.

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aboveboard

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  1. Above the board or table. Hence: in open sight; without trick, concealment, or deception.
    Fair and aboveboard. - Burke

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