against (one's) better judgment

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against (one's) better judgment

In spite of one's apprehension or objections. Against his better judgment, Joe let his daughter attend her friend's party. I allowed my obnoxious co-worker to accompany me on my work trip, against my better judgment.
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against one's better judgment

Despite serious misgivings or objections, as in Against my better judgment, I told her to come whenever she pleased.
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against your better judgement

contrary to what you feel to be wise or sensible.
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against your better ˈjudgement

(especially British English) (American English usually against your better ˈjudgment) although you know your action, decision, etc. is not sensible: She was persuaded against her better judgement to lend him the money, and now she’s regretting it.
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Unfortunately, against my better judgment, I publicly said things about the Palins that were not completely true," Radaronline.
Against my better judgment, I agreed to include her in a family holiday.
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Against my better judgment and the wishes of the Pothole Prevention Society, I have agreed to run the Race for Life 5k again.
This November, against my better judgment, I had the flu jab again.
I'd rather behave, but against my better judgment I gobble the signified's fast food.
Against my better judgment, I had to tell him that they'll kick him out of the program if he comes out.
Against my better judgment, I actually quite enjoyed the Queen's Jubilee party back in 2002.
PERHAPS against my better judgment, and to see what all the fuss was all about, I decided to watch the now infamous broadcast of the Jerry Springer Opera.
If I return again and again to this early film of Daniel Schmid, it's because I have lived this story a few times, irrationally, against my better judgment.