rhyme or reason


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rhyme or reason

The particular logic, sense, method, or meaning of a given situation, action, person, thing, group, etc. (Most often used in negative formations to indicate an absence or lack thereof.) Could someone please explain to me the rhyme or reason behind the program's selection process? I've looked over it several times, but there's no rhyme or reason to the agreement we were sent this morning.
See also: reason, rhyme

rhyme or reason

logical explanation or reason.
See also: reason, rhyme
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Sheriff David Pender concurred with the lawyer telling the accused: "There is no rhyme or reason for your committing this offence and I could send you to jail.