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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This book aptly depicts the tongue-tying, no-sleeping, no-eating thrill of getting to know someone for whom you are falling hard, often against your better judgment, and how those feelings can bring out the worst or the best in you.
The upside is that should you, against your better judgment, subject yourself to this witless flick, you'll forget it by the time you walk out of the theater.
Do not become a creature of habit and renew your participation annually against your better judgment.