Learn English – what is ‘Oblique half sentences’?

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I love comic books and I met these sentences in a comic book.

"Do not speak in oblique half sentences. Bad habit. Helped stop what?"

What is 'oblique half sentences'? I googled it a lot, but I'm still confused. Does this mean: 'The sentences which are not full sentences' or 'the sentences which can have at least two meanings'? Which one is right?
I don't have anyone around me to help me with this. If anyone knows what this means, please help.

Best Answer

Oblique half sentences: Incomplete sentences which do not directly or completely convey the intended idea.

You didn't give us the dialog leading into this quote, but I'm guessing it might have been something like:

"So what did this superhero do that was so impressive?" "Helped stop it." "Do not speak in oblique half sentences. Bad habit. Helped stop what?"

In other words, "Helped stop it" (or whatever was actually said) was not a useful response. The speaker shouldn't have assumed that the other person would know what had been stopped.