let (one's) heart rule (one's) head

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let (one's) heart rule (one's) head

To do something based on one's own personal desires rather than for pragmatic or practical reasons. I couldn't believe it when I heard he'd bought a sports car, but then he has always been one to let his heart rule his head. I think she knows that a relationship with him will eventually end in tears, but she's letting her heart rule her head.
See also: head, heart, let, rule

let your ˌheart rule your ˈhead

act according to what you feel rather than what you think is sensible: Don’t let your heart rule your head. I know you like him but are you sure you can really trust him?
See also: head, heart, let, rule
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Timeform, who never let heart rule head, insist he has to be among the top six Irish chasers of the 'last 30 years or so and, in terms of showing top-class form over a sustained period, he is almost out on his own'.