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    with no rhyme or reason

    Dear teachers,
    Could you tell me what it means to 'march with no rhyme or reason'?
    I'll be really grateful.

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    Smile Re: with no rhyme or reason

    Hello,

    I'm no teacher, but I'll try to explain that idiom. If you do something without rhyme or reason, it is not obvious why you do it what you supposed to achieve.

    I hope that's a helpful explanation.

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    Re: with no rhyme or reason

    I'm sorry, the word "and" is missing between "it" and "what".


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    Re: with no rhyme or reason

    Quote Originally Posted by cat's_eyes View Post
    Dear teachers,
    Could you tell me what it means to 'march with no rhyme or reason'?
    I'll be really grateful.
    I need context.


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    Re: with no rhyme or reason

    The crowd gathered but marched with no rhyme or reason.

    I'm sorry, there is no context to it.


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    Re: with no rhyme or reason

    Quote Originally Posted by cat's_eyes View Post
    The crowd gathered but marched with no rhyme or reason.

    I'm sorry, there is no context to it.
    Hi!

    From Harper's American Idioms Dictionary by Richard A. Spears, 1987 edition: without rhyme or reason without purpose, order, or reason. ( A cliche. See variations in the examples.)

    The teacher said my report was disorganized. My paragraphs seemed to be without rhyme or reason.

    Everything you do seems to be without rhyme or reason.

    This procedure seems to have no rhyme or reason.


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    Re: with no rhyme or reason

    Thank you, I thought so:( I'm going to look for another idiom.
    Thank you for help:)

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