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.
If you're in Anna's position there are lots of answers you can give to these attempts at goading you into saying yes to sex against your better judgment. Here are a few:
You've cautioned him about that spot a thousand times; you let him go alone against your better judgment; his father said it was okay, accused you of wanting to keep the boy a baby.
Do not become a creature of habit and renew your participation annually against your better judgment. Adjust your camp fair itinerary so that it meets your selling needs.