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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So, against their better judgment, against their desire to throw him out of the region, the people begin to listen to this one who does, indeed, speak with authority.
Anyone who gets in that tiling against their better judgment really will Die Trying.
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4) Teenagers who consult their parents under compulsion of the law and against their better judgment often find their fears justified: They are kicked out of their homes, beaten and prevented from obtaining abortions.
THE people of Los Angeles have decided with help from all Californians - arguably against their better judgment - that their school district deserves to be trusted with $5.
Otto and Reggie start a fierce battle of one-upmanship on the mountain, but when they go against their better judgment and snowboard off the forbidden "big air" jump, Otto suffers the consequences.
But I fear that, used in the wrong way, such pictures may convince women for whom abortion IS the right decision to keep unwanted babies against their better judgment.
Those passed over for promotion, or persuaded against their better judgment to vote for war may now be in the mood to rebel.