rhyme or reason


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rhyme or reason

- A phrase derived from French ni rime ni raison.
See also related terms for rhyme.
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No Rhyme Or Reason I have been writing poetry now for many years And when last I had a look, I found that I had written so much, Enough in fact to fill a book.
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.
It's hard to imagine their motive, unless they just plain enjoy the capricious exercise of power, bestowing good fortune on some and bad fortune on others without any need for a rhyme or reason.
At General Mills' carefully orchestrated outdoor gallery, every work has its own rhyme or reason.