without rhyme or reason


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without rhyme or reason

Cliché without purpose, order, or reason. (See variations in the examples. Fixed order.) The teacher said my report was disorganized. My paragraphs seemed to be without rhyme or reason. Everything you do seems to be without rhyme or reason.
See also: reason, rhyme, without
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During the past few days, to my utter amazement, I have watched diesel fuel prices rocket over the $3-per-gallon mark without rhyme or reason.
Yet on a daily basis, it's mangled without rhyme or reason.
A pile-up of 58 cars - supposedly the biggest ever movie crash - occurs without rhyme or reason and doesn't merit just stunned silence.