against will

against (one's) will

Without one's permission or consent. Typically used to describe an action or activity that one has been forced to do. The attacker forced the woman into his car against her will. Because he was armed, the assailant was able to empty the cash register against the store clerk's will. After screaming at me through the door, he forced his way into the house against my will.
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against someone's will

without a person's consent or agreement. You cannot force me to come with you against my will!
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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