Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

shrouded in mystery

shrouded in mystery
Meaning(s)
1) difficult to find the truth about sth
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    • sth was shrouded in mystery
  • Analysis
    Something which is shrouded is covered or is obscured from view. Something 'shrouded in mystery' is very secret or mysterious or is something the general public do not know much about. "The religious organisation's activities were shrouded in mystery leading to many rumours." You could also use the expression 'veiled in mystery' or 'surrounded by mystery'.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The reason for the employees departure was shrouded in mystery. No one understood why it had happened.
    2. The origins of many words in the English language are shrouded in mystery.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Until now the interview questions asked at the worlds top tech companies have been shrouded in mystery.
    2. A shroud of mystery covers the firms latest investment.
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