Definition: straightforward, honest; without deception; not concealed, in open sight

Derivation: From the difficulty of cheating at cards when the hands are above the table.

Saying: above suspicion

• We aim above the mark to hit the mark. — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American philosopher
• Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me. — Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) Prussian philosopher