'For the Sake of it' - Meaning

If you do something for the sake of it, you do it for no particular reason. There is not a motivating cause. You do it just because you want to.

If you do something for the sake of it, you do it for no particular reason. There is not a motivating cause. You do it just because you want to.

Examples

  • Olivia is not hungry, she eats for the sake of it.
  • He walks for the sake of it.
  • Don't change for the sake of it. Before, ask yourself, is it really worth it?
  • Don't create a training program for the sake of it.
  • Are you doing it just for the sake of it?
  • I want to get more social media followers for the sake of it.
  • Make pictures about people who make a difference. Don't do it for the sake of it.
  • He has an obsession with the new. In other words, he is always buying the latest devices for the sake of it.

An Alternative to Using 'For the Sake of it'

Instead of using the pronoun "it", you can use the word itself. Therefore, instead of saying "change for the sake of it", you can say "change for the sake of change". In this case, the preposition "of" must be followed by a noun or a gerund.

Examples

  • Don't change for the sake of change.
  • I sing in the shower for the sake of singing.
  • I shop every day for the sake of shopping.
  • You eat for the sake of eating.

You can learn more about this word and its use on our post about the meaning of the expression "for the sake of".

'For the Sake of it' - Synonyms

You can use the following expressions as synonyms of "for the sake of it":

  • for no good reason
  • for no particular reason
  • just because
  • just for fun
  • for the hell of it

Examples

  • I did it for no particular reason other than curiosity.
  • I am going to sing just for fun.
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