(the) whys and wherefores


(the) whys and wherefores
the reasons and explanations

The prime minister should be able to make a decision without having to explain all the whys and wherefores to a bunch of journalists.

Thesaurus: reasons and excusessynonym
Main entry: why

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • the whys and wherefores — All the reasons • • • Main Entry: ↑why * * * the whys and (the) wherefores see ↑why, 3 • • • Main Entry: ↑wherefore the whys and (the) wherefores …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) whys and wherefores of — the whys and wherefores (of (something)) the reasons for something. The movie doesn t spend much time worrying about the whys and wherefores of its stars behavior …   New idioms dictionary

  • (the) whys and wherefores — the whys and wherefores (of (something)) the reasons for something. The movie doesn t spend much time worrying about the whys and wherefores of its stars behavior …   New idioms dictionary

  • the whys and wherefores — the reasons and explanations The prime minister should be able to make a decision without having to explain all the whys and wherefores to a bunch of journalists …   English dictionary

  • (the) whys and wherefores — the whys and (the) wherefores the reasons for something. I know very little about the whys and the wherefores of the situation …   New idioms dictionary

  • (the) whys and wherefores of something — the whys and wherefores (of (something)) the reasons for something. The movie doesn t spend much time worrying about the whys and wherefores of its stars behavior …   New idioms dictionary

  • whys and wherefores —    To talk about the whys and wherefores means to discuss the reasons.     We need to discuss the whys and wherefores of our failure …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • whys and wherefores — noun The reasons or motivations for a fact, action, or decision, especially the complete set of such reasons or motivations. I can no more tell you the whys and wherefores of myself than I can lift myself up by the waistband and carry myself into …   Wiktionary

  • the whys and the wherefores — the whys and (the) wherefores see ↑why, 3 • • • Main Entry: ↑wherefore the whys and (the) wherefores : the reasons for something She explained the whys and the wherefores of the sudden price increase. • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) whys and the wherefores — the whys and (the) wherefores the reasons for something. I know very little about the whys and the wherefores of the situation …   New idioms dictionary


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