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? THE Old Almondburian has sent my a rhyme apropros of absolutely nothing whatsoever.
Defence agent Jonathan Manson told the court there was "no rhyme or reason" for Brogan's vandalism spree, but that his client was admitting responsibility by pleading guilty to the charges.
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.
I suppose some people just like to hate without rhyme or reason and skin colour is as good an excuse as any.
There's no rhyme or reason." She adds, "We're just trying to keep our inventories low."