for the sake of it

idiom

: for no particular reason
We drove around town just for the sake of it.

Examples of for the sake of it in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The power of nostalgia Companies aren’t often just touching a chord for the sake of it, as many of us are more likely to turn to our wallet when our heartstrings are pulled. Orianna Rosa Royle, Fortune, 25 June 2024 Europe is open to engaging with Chinese officials to resolve the dispute, said senior E.U. communications officials, who insisted that the bloc was not looking to introduce higher tariffs for the sake of it but was moving to defend its nations’ industry. Melissa Eddy, New York Times, 12 June 2024 Theorists do not develop grand strategies just for the sake of it. Tanisha M. Fazal, Foreign Affairs, 24 Aug. 2021 That won’t be the only featured duet, although Hamlin says the show, unlike some other awards perennials, doesn’t put a particular spotlight on pairing artists just for the sake of it. Chris Willman, Variety, 7 Apr. 2024 What investors look at when assessing flexible work policies Importantly, investors look for companies that are not just adopting flexibility for the sake of it but are following best practices grounded in empirical research. Gleb Tsipursky, Fortune, 8 Dec. 2023 But, for the sake of it, here’s what this one looked like: The Rangers recorded just two hits in seven innings against Cleveland starter Lucas Giolito, who struck out a season-high 12 batters. Shawn McFarland, Dallas News, 16 Sep. 2023 The biologists working with Earth Species are motivated by knowledge, not dialog for the sake of it. Camille Bromley, WIRED, 29 Aug. 2023 Instead of adopting a tool for the sake of it, identify a few problems that A.I. technology can be used to solve, says Averbook. —Clean up your data. Paige McGlauflin, Fortune, 16 Aug. 2023

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“For the sake of it.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for%20the%20sake%20of%20it. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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