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Theirs not to reason why it is not someone's place to question a situation, order, or system. With allusion to Tennyson' poem The Charge of the Light Brigade (1854), which describes the notorious incident in the Crimean War when British cavalry unhesitatingly obeyed a suicidal order to ride straight at the Russian guns.

there is reason in the roasting of eggs proverbial saying, mid 17th century, meaning that however odd an action may seem, there is a reason for it.

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