for some reason or other

idiom

used when the specific details about why something is or was done are not important or have been forgotten
For some reason or other, they wouldn't let her in the building.

Examples of for some reason or other in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Similar trips follow to some tourist spots, like Grand Central Terminal’s whispering gallery, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Carnegie Hall, all because Jimmy and Francine nominally need to be there for some reason or other. Vulture, 26 Apr. 2023

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

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