rhyme or reason, no
An absence of common sense or reasonableness, as in This memo has no rhyme or reason. Closely related variants are without rhyme or reason, as in The conclusion of her paper was without rhyme or reason, and neither rhyme nor reason, as in Neither rhyme nor reason will explain that lawyer's objections. This term originated in French about 1475 and began to be used in English about a century later. Sir Thomas More is credited with saying of a mediocre book that a friend had put into verse, “Now it is somewhat, for now it is rhyme; whereas before it was neither rhyme nor reason.”
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As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.
When twelve people are killed by violence, whoever they are, for whatever reason, that is a tragedy and a waste.
The research literature, too, asks these questions, and not without reason.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The reason we were liberals is we were against oppression.Bill Maher: Hundreds of Millions of Muslims Support Attack on ‘Charlie Hebdo’|Lloyd Grove|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Or has the see and hear and speak-no-evil stance of the Republican House persuaded him that he is in the clear?
To Americans Mrs. Wright is interesting by reason of her patriotism, which amounted to a passion.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
Wordsworth has illustrated how an unwise and importunate demand for a reason from a child may drive him into invention.Children's Ways|James Sully
And she fell to scolding him in the way he usually loved,—but at the moment found less stimulating for some reason.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
The reason we associate rhythm with the significance of time is that rhythm is a measurer of time.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
That she had her definite reason he knew, as a woman knows when another woman is wearing a last year's gown.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens