for some/whatever reason

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of for some/whatever reason

used to say it isn't known why someone does something
  • He is always late, for some/whatever reason.

Word by Word Definitions

some play
  1. : being an unknown, undetermined, or unspecified unit or thing

  2. : being one, a part, or an unspecified number of something (such as a class or group) named or implied

  3. : being of an unspecified amount or number

  1. : one indeterminate quantity, portion, or number as distinguished from the rest

  2. : an indefinite additional amount

  1. : about

  2. : in some degree : somewhat

  3. : to some degree or extent : a little

  1. : characterized by a (specified) thing, quality, state, or action

  1. : group of (so many) members and especially persons

  1. : body

  2. : chromosome

whatever play
  1. : anything or everything that

  2. : no matter what

  3. : whatnot

  1. : any … that : all … that

  2. : no matter what

  3. : of any kind at all

  1. : in any case : whatever the case may be

reason play
  1. : a statement offered in explanation or justification

  2. : a rational ground or motive

  3. : a sufficient ground of explanation or of logical defense

  1. : to take part in conversation, discussion, or argument

  2. : to talk with another so as to influence actions or opinions

  3. : to use the faculty of reason so as to arrive at conclusions


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