on the level
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Prepositional phrase edit
- (idiomatic) Honest(ly), sincere(ly), straightforward(ly), fair(ly).
- He looks like a used car salesman, but he's really on the level, so you can trust him.
- 1959, Marc Brody, Low Dive for Lola, page i. 9:
- "On the level, honey, I have an all-time, big-time need for coffee."
- Synonym of