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 this direct question the lawyer returned a noncommittal answer.
It was a matter upon which he was reticent, and with persons of his kind a direct question is never very discreet.
Always to the point,—always thinking of the direct question!
He would settle one point to his own satisfaction at once, by one direct question.
I felt at once that I could not ask him a direct question about the packing-cases.
And the landlord evidently shared my wonder, for presently he plumped his customer with a direct question.