there's no rhyme or reason to/for something

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no rhyme or reason

No particular logic, sense, method, or meaning to a given situation, action, person, thing, group, etc. I've looked over it several times, but there's no rhyme or reason to the document we were sent this morning.
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there’s no ˌrhyme or ˈreason to/for something

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without ˌrhyme or ˈreason

no sense or logical explanation: There has been no rhyme or reason to market movements in recent weeks.Changes were being made without rhyme or reason.This phrase comes from Shakespeare’s play As You Like It: ‘But are you so much in love as your rhymes speak?’ ‘Neither rhyme nor reason can express how much’.
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Everyone was going mad about it when it started but it's getting absolutely ridiculous - there's no rhyme or reason to it.
Burns, who was in the dug-out as Gordon Strachan's assistant on Wednesday night when Rangers lost the CIS Cup derby, said: "There's no rhyme or reason to what's going on with Alex and it's time we reassessed what a manager's job is in this country.
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