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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Not only was she in love but she had also miscarried the baby she and Morgan were expecting - she let her heart rule her head," barrister Justin Evans told Cardiff Crown Court.
Birmingham has come to expect that the Labour MP for Ladywood will often let her heart rule her head, and as a result has generally forgiven her more intemperate outbursts.