there's no rhyme or reason to/for something

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no rhyme or reason

No particular logic, sense, method, or meaning of a given situation, action, person, thing, group, etc. I've looked over it several times, but there's no rhyme or reason to the agreement 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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IT DOESN'T make sense that only one poet in the last 15 years has won the Nobel Prize for Literature - there's no rhyme or reason for it.
Some days are better than others, there's no rhyme or reason for it.
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