for the simple reason that

idiom

: because
I don't want to go for the simple reason that I'm very tired.

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Recent Examples on the Web Any first-year law student could have answered that question right on the exam, yet this had to go up to the Supreme Court for the simple reason that the plaintiffs could rely on sympathetic lower court judges to move things along. New York Daily News Editorial Board, New York Daily News, 15 June 2024 Khan is likely focusing on starvation and restriction of aid for the simple reason that these crimes are the easiest to demonstrate. Oona A. Hathaway, Foreign Affairs, 24 May 2024 The answer to that final question is the grimmest: Overwhelmingly, the women who could have spoken out are dead, for the simple reason that any Israeli who got close enough to a terrorist to be raped was close enough to be murdered. Bret Stephens, The Mercury News, 8 Mar. 2024 One downside of ours is that the scope for revenue-raising is much, much lower than with the mark-to-market tax or wealth tax, for the simple reason that people just don't borrow all that much. Tax Notes Staff, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for for the simple reason that 

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“For the simple reason that.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for%20the%20simple%20reason%20that. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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