Vera: I can't believe that Stan has been arrested. I know that he wasn't always on the up-and-up, but he's being accused of influence peddling and taking bribes.
薇拉：我不敢相信斯坦居然被捕了 。我知道他为人不怎么诚实，但他被指控以权谋私和收受贿赂 。
Keigo: Stan has been getting kickbacks for years. Everybody knew that if you wanted to get what you wanted from this department, you had to grease Stan's palms. There isn't a more corrupt official than Stan.
敬吾：多年来斯坦一直都有拿回扣 。如果你想在部门有所发展，就必须买通斯坦，这是大家公认的 。再没有比斯坦更腐败的官员了 。
Vera: But he was always so nice to me.
Keigo: That was part of the problem. He was always good to his friends and family. That's why he's also known for his nepotism and cronyism. He gave friends and family plum jobs with big salaries. He had an entire good old boy network.
敬吾：这就是问题的一部分 。他对待亲戚朋友总是很好 。这就是为什么他以裙带主义和任人唯亲而出名 。他总是为亲戚朋友安排肥差 。他有一整套私人关系网 。
Vera: Do you really think he'll go to jail?
Keigo: I'm sure of it. On second thought, if he can find a judge who's on the take and is as corrupt as he is, he has a fighting chance.
敬吾：我确定 。不过话说回来，如果他能买通一名像他一样腐败的法官，那才有机会出狱 。
俚语：On the up and up
英文释义：1）open and honest, legitimate; (2) on the rise.
1. You can take his word for it. He has always been on the up and up.
你可以相信他的话, 他一向老实可靠 。
2. Since his operation, father has been on the up-and-up.