One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Express oneself in an ambiguous or puzzling manner.
- ‘The members start wearing fancy dress and talking in riddles and inventing elaborate codes of conduct.’
- ‘Anyone walking through the Looking Glass would be transported instantly into Wonderland, a world where animals talked in riddles and common sense wasn't so common.’
- ‘Out of respect to tradition, I always make a point of speaking in riddles or of burying my very best prophecies in a set of casual, seemingly off-hand remarks.’
- ‘Pleat preferred to talk in riddles about the future of the club rather than the game, which Spurs won thanks to two fine individual goals.’
- ‘He speaks in riddles; no one understands a word he says.’
- ‘Would you please just stop talking in riddles?’
- ‘There were reports of a permanently stoned Perry walking backwards and talking in riddles while striking the ground with a hammer.’
- ‘Sorry if it sounds like I'm talking in riddles here.’
- ‘I point out that I'm here to find out stuff, not talk in riddles.’
- ‘He speaks in riddles, shrouds his decisions in mystery, never gives individual interviews and is so paranoid at being misquoted that he refuses to have his sphinx-like utterances translated into English.’
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