riddle wrapped in an enigma

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A form of Winston Churchill's quotation, made in a radio broadcast in October 1939.[1][2]


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riddle wrapped in an enigma

  1. (idiomatic) Something very mysterious and hidden.


  1. ^ “The meaning and origin of the expression: A riddle wrapped up in an enigma”, in The Phrase Finder[1], phrases.org.uk, 2009 March 17, retrieved 13 March 2017
  2. ^ Winston Churchill (actor) (1939 October 1), The Russian Enigma[2] (BBC Broadcast), London:I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.