for a/some reason/reasons best known to himself, herself, etc.

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for (a/some) reason(s) best known to (oneself)

For strange or perplexing reasons that the speaker cannot understand. For reasons best known to herself, Mom refuses to wear her glasses and goes around squinting at everything instead.
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for reasons best known to himself (or herself, etc.)

used when recounting someone's behaviour to suggest that it is puzzling or perverse. chiefly humorous
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for a/some reason/reasons best known to himˈself, herˈself, etc.

(humorous) for a reason or reasons which other people find hard to understand: For reasons best known to himself, he wears two pairs of socks.
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Sadly, for reasons best known to herself, she chose to complete the outfit for her New York premiere date with a giant black tulle cape.
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Well, as previously mentioned, Lady Sawers enjoys standing on chairs, for reasons best known to herself.
Kilvert's time there was brief, but his widow later destroyed - for reasons best known to herself - the notebooks recording this period.
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Poor Andrea was worried about her generation-gap relationship and, for reasons best known to herself, she'd turned to the Beeb's notoriously ruthless makeover show in a bid to spice up her dowdy image.
For reasons best known to herself, she loved the Trooper so much that she made a stained glass window using her first doodle as a template.
Europe should have won at Interlachen, Minnesota, last time but skipper Dale Reid, for reasons best known to herself, did not choose the best team, leaving out experienced US-based campaigners in favour of lesser players who had supported the European Tour more obviously.
He told the jury that, for reasons best known to herself, in the months before her death Mandy Power had pretended she had cancer, probably to get attention for herself.
One of our aunts, for reasons best known to herself, bought him a fridge magnet which sings Achy Breaky Heart.
But for reasons best known to herself, Lucy was tragically drawn to life's dark side.
Whispering in his ear and giggling, Riri, 23, looked just as taken with the singer, for reasons best known to herself
For reasons best known to herself, Jane accepts the invitation to become Mrs Weasel.
Despite Andrea's refusal to grant the Mirror a few quick words - for reasons best known to herself - we still want to do what we can for Concern.