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

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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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"You were given that indication by a crown court judge but you chose for reasons best known to yourself to immediately leave the court building and get into your car and drive the not inconsiderable distance to your home address.
For reasons best known to yourself you decided to launch an unprovoked attack on both of them.
"You saw what was happening and went towards her swinging a bottle and then for reasons best known to yourself you went to Miss Knapton's motor vehicle and smashed her car window with that bottle causing her injuries." She was "wholly innocent" of any wrongful activity and the injuries she suffered had a serious effect on her.
"You decided, for reasons best known to yourself, to attack this man, who was doing nothing other than driving quietly along the road."
"For reasons best known to yourself, you seem incapable or completely unwilling to comply."
She told him: "For reasons best known to yourself, you made up a situation relating to a murder in Sunderland in May 2007, knowing as you did one of the accused was related to your partner.
"You are a bright young man, a young man who for reasons best known to yourself got involved in drugs.