talk in riddles(redirected from speak in riddles)
talk in riddles
To speak in a (perhaps intentionally) convoluted way. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. That record store clerk is like some kind of magic gnome who talks in riddles. He never gives a straight answer when you ask a question about something.
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If someone talks in riddles or speaks in riddles, they talk in a slightly strange, or mysterious way and it is not clear what they mean. Stop talking in riddles and tell me what you're getting at! `What did she mean by that?' `You know what Judy is like. She often speaks in riddles.'