for one reason or another

idiom

: for various reasons
I can't come for one reason and another.

Examples of for one reason or another in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Schilling says their main focus was on which states would, for one reason or another, not be vulnerable to economic boycotts. Deena Prichep, NPR, 6 May 2024 Though Woolner and others have noted that there are those who eschew certain terms or identifiers, for one reason or another. Alex Berg, NBC News, 25 Apr. 2024 Those are games which, for one reason or another, are just do-overs. Quartz Staff, Quartz, 16 Apr. 2024 That introduces the possibility, however slim, that one of the candidates could no longer be able to run for one reason or another, and a third-party candidate could slip in to fill the gap. Kaleigh Rogers, ABC News, 15 Mar. 2024 The Hornets always acted shocked when Hayward got hurt again for one reason or another, calling it a freaky injury or something like that. Scott Fowler, Charlotte Observer, 9 Feb. 2024 Kevin Purdy Yes, a Windows installation means a gaming portable is compatible with almost every PC game ever made, including many that still don't run on SteamOS for one reason or another. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 11 Jan. 2024 Who knows what to make of a matchup in which nearly three dozen players will not to participate for one reason or another? Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Dec. 2023 What the job entailed was to stand in as the agent for a man who, for one reason or another, could not personally be present to hand the divorce document to his wife as was mandated. Tova Reich, Harper's Magazine, 11 Dec. 2023

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“For one reason or another.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for%20one%20reason%20or%20another. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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