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On The Level : Phrases



Meaning:

An indication of honesty.


Example:

Many browsers have asked us whether the film clip
Blindsided Pedestrian at this site is for real - whether it's really on the level.


Origin:

This phrase was used by Freemasons (skilled stone workers) in the 14th century. From their use of the square (which drew a straight line and made you Go straight), and their use of the level (to make sure a surface was true), came the extension of the sayings into wider use.
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