Last modified on 25 May 2014, at 18:54

rhyme or reason

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Attributed to the poet Edmund Spenser. See [1].

NounEdit

rhyme or reason (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic) Logic. Common sense.
    Prices vary considerably from one town to another with no apparent rhyme or reason.
    He would often fly into an unexpected rage without rhyme or reason.

Usage notesEdit

  • Almost always used in a negative form, particularly with no and without

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