neither rhyme nor reason


neither rhyme nor reason
*neither rhyme nor reason
Cliché without logic, order, or planning. (Describes something disorganized. *Typically: be \neither rhyme nor reason; have \neither rhyme nor reason.) •

There seems to be neither rhyme nor reason to Gerald's filing system.

The novel's plot had neither rhyme nor reason.

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{n. phr.} No emotional or intellectual substance. * /As far as I am concerned, his proposal makes no sense; it has neither rhyme nor reason./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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