open and above board


open and above board
in the open, overtly, explicitly

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • above board — UK / US adjective completely honest and legal She s been totally open and above board about it …   English dictionary

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  • above-board — Synonyms and related words: artless, candid, candidly, direct, forthright, frank, frankly, freely, genuine, guileless, honest, honorable, in the open, ingenuous, open, openly, plainly, publicly, straight, straightforward, straightforwardly,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • Open access — This article is about open access to research literature. For other uses, see Open access (disambiguation). Open Access logo, originally designed by Public Library of Science Open access (OA) refers to unrestricted access via the Internet to… …   Wikipedia

  • Open standard — An open standard is a standard that is publicly available and has various rights to use associated with it, and may also have various properties of how it was designed (e.g. open process). There is no single definition and interpretations vary… …   Wikipedia


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