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The meaning and origin of the expression: A riddle wrapped up in an enigma

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A riddle wrapped up in an enigma

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Meaning

A puzzle - difficult to solve.

Origin

chuchillA form of Winston Churchill's quotation, made in a radio broadcast in October 1939:

"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."