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on the level

Meaning: honest, truthful

For example:

  • Do you think Eddie's on the level when he says it wasn't him, or do you think he's lying?

  • I trust Frank because he's always been on the level with me.

Quick Quiz:

Paddy was on the level when he said
  1. he had thirty-three wives
  2. he had hundreds of children
  3. he often drinks whiskey

Discuss: on the level

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