He was adept at deflecting a direct question with an anecdote or a bromide presented as a confidence.
Even AIPAC is on board, at least when asked a direct question.
Rubio is doing well, she said, because he is seen as someone who is willing to answer a direct question.
When Sammy pinned him down with a direct question, he let his bangs fall over his eyes, looked down at his feet, and went silent.
To evade the direct question she was obliged to abandon her defiant attitude.
It was a matter upon which he was reticent, and with persons of his kind a direct question is never very discreet.
It was as close to the direct question as Gordon Makimmon could bring himself.
He would settle one point to his own satisfaction at once, by one direct question.
“Well, Washington, let me put the direct question to you,” said the Baron.
And the landlord evidently shared my wonder, for presently he plumped his customer with a direct question.