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for XYZ reasons
For various unknown or unspecifiable reasons. Primarily heard in US. Many people don't like country music for XYZ reasons, but I've always really enjoyed it.
An initialism for "examine your zipper" (with "X" used to represent "examine" to fit the pattern of "XYZ"). Said to someone whose pants are unzipped. Hey, Tom, XYZ before you go into the meeting!
An initialism for "examine your zipper pretty darn/damn quick" (with "X" used to represent "examine" to fit the pattern of "XYZ"). Said to someone whose pants are unzippered. Hey, Tom, XYZPDQ before you go into the meeting!
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tv. examine your zipper; make sure your fly is zipped up. (Initialism. Said to men when necessary.) I say there, Willy, XYZ.
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- for XYZ reasons
- for (a/some) reason(s) best known to (oneself)
- for a/some reason/reasons best known to himself, herself, etc.
- for reasons best known to himself
- have a soft spot for
- have a soft spot for (someone or something)
- have a soft spot for or an animal
- have a soft spot for somebody/something
- have a soft spot for someone/something
- the short and the long of it