Definition of on the level in US English:

on the level

phrase

informal
  • Honest; truthful.

    ‘Eddie said my story was on the level’
    • ‘I realize we weren't totally on the level, but it's not like it was an actual scam.’
    • ‘The average person wants to be on the level, and also knows that an accountant who takes chances puts all of his or her clients in danger of audit.’
    • ‘In fact, all those insults come from real guests who think the show is on the level.’
    • ‘I think this guy is on the level, Gus.’
    • ‘I can only assume that she's on the level.’
    genuine, straight, honest, above board, fair, true, legitimate, sincere, straightforward, proper, honest-to-goodness
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