Idiom: above suspicion

Meaning

above suspicion:  

  1. not believed to have done something wrong
  2. above reproach
  3. guilt-free


Examples

  • My parents always think my sister is above suspicion because she’s the oldest but usually she’s to blame.
  • Police officers are normally above suspicion but they've had a number of problems in this department for the past year.
  • The judge will certainly be confirmed by the Senate because he is respected and above suspicion.
  • You better be certain you are right before you accuse the director because he's always been above suspicion.
  • Don't blame the babysitter because we know she's above suspicion.
  • The detective determined easily that the victim's husband was above suspicion.
  • Normally teachers are above suspicion but the school principal was concerned some were giving students the answers before their tests.
  • Unfortunately, none of my children are above suspicion so either of them could have broken your window.
  • We thought our church pastor was above suspicion so we were shocked when he was arrested.


Synonyms

  • lawful
  • innocent and pure
  • honorable

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