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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LEWIS Hamilton let his heart rule his head in a remarkable moment of sportsmanship at the Hungarian Grand Prix which could ultimately cost him the championship.
FORMULA ONE LEWIS HAMILTON let his heart rule his head in a remarkable moment of sportsmanship at the Hungarian Grand Prix which could ultimately cost him the championship.
MARCO Silva will not let his heart rule his head when he decides this week whether to remain as head coach of relegated Hull.
MARCO Silva will not let his heart rule his head when he decides whether to remain as head coach of relegated Hull City.
Hughes was worried Allen might let his heart rule his head when the Potters were battling the Swans to sign him in the summer.
Ten years ago, however, he let his heart rule his head and decided to take a leap into the unknown and make art his full-time career.
LEE McALLISTER insists he won't let his heart rule his head when he takes on unknown Ghanaian Godfred Sowah in front of an adoring Aberdeen crowd on Friday.
MARK Hughes let his heart rule his head during Manchester City's final Premier League match of the campaign against Bolton.
Everyone recalls the famous Kevin Keegan interview some years ago when the then Newcastle United boss let his heart rule his head in a spur-of-the-moment diatribe that ultimately backfired on him, but the Benitez character assassination was something different.
I hope the coach doesn't let his heart rule his head when picking the team.
PADRAIG CLANCY won't let his heart rule his head when deciding if he's fit to face Offaly next Sunday.
The only time Brian has let his heart rule his head is over Newcastle.
What a shame, then, that he let his heart rule his head and chose to provide the finale of the all-star show himself.
Beaumont, who saddled Jodami to capture chasing's blue riband event in 1993, let his heart rule his head when he went to 46,000 guineas to buy the son of Video Rock at the Doncaster Sales in August 2000.
It's understood Souness bitterly regrets walking out on Rangers when he was in contract and let his heart rule his head by going to Liverpool.