on the level
phrasal bona fide, honest

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • on the level — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Honest and fair; telling the whole truth. * /Our teacher respects the students who are on the level with her./ * /Joyce wondered if the fortune teller was on the level./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the level — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Honest and fair; telling the whole truth. * /Our teacher respects the students who are on the level with her./ * /Joyce wondered if the fortune teller was on the level./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the up and up — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Honest; trustworthy; sincere. * /We felt that he was honest and could be trusted. This information is on the up and up./ Compare: ON THE LEVEL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the up and up — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Honest; trustworthy; sincere. * /We felt that he was honest and could be trusted. This information is on the up and up./ Compare: ON THE LEVEL …   Dictionary of American idioms

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