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listen to reason

To listen to, understand, and be persuaded by a rational assessment of a situation. Oh, I've tried talking to her about how dangerous her career is, but she just will not listen to reason. Unfortunately, three-year-olds don't yet listen to reason.
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listen to reason

to yield to a reasonable argument; to take the reasonable course. Please listen to reason, and don't do something you'll regret. She got into trouble because she wouldn't listen to reason.
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listen to reason

Pay heed to sensible advice or argument, as in We can't let him rush into that job-it's time he listened to reason. [Mid-1700s]
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My ex won't listen to reason and doesn't care who she hurts to ruin my life.
If they are true Arabs and Muslims, they should listen to reason. But they are not, because you don't destroy the place, which you pretend to be in love with.
What really bothers me is these decisions are taken by people who have not been elected and do not listen to reason and the only way to stop them is by leaving the EU.
"Three years of negotiations have come to nothing because the Government is simply unwilling to compromise or even listen to reason despite a huge amount of evidence showing their planned scheme is unworkable.
She regards his actions as a betrayal and refuses to listen to reason; she's determined to make her plan work, no matter what.
EastEnders Tomorrow, 8pm, Tuesday, 7.30pm, Thursday, 7.30pm, Friday, 8pm, RTE One PAT pleas with her to keep her mouth shut but when did Janine ever listen to reason? She admits she has been poisoning Ryan, but will the old bill get involved?
The ConDems will not listen to reason. A mass campaign to defend our communities is imperative.
Although, security authorities had been monitoring the suspect's many violations, he was given many opportunities to abandon such criminal acts and listen to reason, the source said.
Dear Editor, Please, please will some politician listen to reason about immigrants.
He distrusts people whom he believes to be civil libertarians and simply won't listen to reason'' - Labour MP Robert Marshall-Andrews on the Home Secretary David Blunkett.
decision and he was not prepared to listen to reason.
NOISEBUSTERS seized a generator in a village near Stratford when its owner wouldn't listen to reason.
Meanwhile, Bethany won't listen to reason and still refuses to accept that Nathan is a monster.
And elsewhere, Bethany EASTENDERS BBC1, 8pm NANCY is absolutely horrified Masood's proposal and tries convince Tamwar stand his ground - they want to go travelling alone, without his dad in But will Masood listen to reason? Meanwhile, Denise decides to get revenge Louise for stealing the bottle of wine, what does she have planned?
THEY are the people we love to hate; the bad guys; the "Jobsworths" who won't listen to reason.