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Basic Trope: A Stock Phrase, rooted in the unknown, described in hyperbole.
- Played Straight: "A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma."
- Subverted: "A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an eggroll."
- Inverted: "A fact established in certainty pronounced in obviousness."
- Averted: "This riddle is quite a mysterious enigma."
- Exaggerated: "A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma shrouded in secrecy buried in a brainteaser coded in a cryptogram."
- Justified: The phrase is uttered in a Biopic about Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill.
- Enforced: The producer of a mystery story is also a history buff or just really likes the phrase and wants the work's creators to use it.
Alice: You're in over your head, Bob. This case is too big for you to solve.
'Bob: Oh really, is this supposed to be like one of those riddles wrapped in mysteries inside enigmas'?
Alice: In a word, yes.
Alice: It's a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
Bob: Ha, a Winston Churchill quote reference. Nice!
Wrapped in this link is A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside An Enigma...