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.
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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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SCOTLAND 1 ENGLAND 3 ANTHONY HAGGERTY MY glass is half full and I am going to let my heart rule my head in this World Cup showdown.
I won't let my heart rule my head, I don't think England are any great shakes at the moment, but we're even less shakes.
Quinn said: "I always let my heart rule my head in derbies because I was trying so hard for the fans.
I must not let my heart rule my head and therefore have to admit I expect a comfortable series win for India," he further added.
I will probably do 12 rounds Monday, Wednesday and Friday and the most important thing is not to let my heart rule my head.
In the past I have let my heart rule my head and backed England but I have a feeling deep down that things are different this time.
At 3/1 I let my heart rule my head when I tipped them, but I should have realised how poor Portlaoise were in the semi-final.
He said: "I let my heart rule my head that night and turned in to an idiot.
I can understand why he made that decision because I've let my heart rule my head by staying at Newcastle all these years.
I let my heart rule my head," he admitted after taking part in the Gazette's Result
I perhaps let my heart rule my head with my selection as the fitness of some of our players disappointed me.
I certainly won't let my heart rule my head, there's too much at stake for that.
If I was offered a shot at pounds 1 million I would throw my formbook into the bottom drawer and let my heart rule my head," he said.
When I fought Alex Arthur for the European title three years ago I let my heart rule my head by taking a fight I wasn't ready for.
When I look at odds of 11-10 for Chelsea against Fergie's strugglers, I have to remember not to let my heart rule my head.