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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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With all my love, I appeal again to Iran to listen to reason to end this dispute, because it will not only affect the two countries and peoples, but threaten international peace and security -- repercusions that could not be contained by the UAE or Iran," Shaikh Abdullah told a joint news conference with his visiting Indian counterpart, S.
Culhane also made all on Listen To Reason, who got off the mark at the third attempt when beating One Upmanship by a neck in the seven-furlong maiden for three-year-olds.
NOISEBUSTERS seized a generator in a village near Stratford when its owner wouldn't listen to reason.
Naughty children are as likely to listen to reason as a Ku Klux Klan member is to tap his feet to rap music.
President Putin is a bully boy who doesn't listen to reason and is the stumbling block to finding a solution to the Syrian crisis through his backing of President Assad's tyrannical regime.
Dubai Foreign Minister Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan yesterday urged Iran to listen to reason, extending yet another invitation to Tehran to join negotiations over three islands occupied by Iran since 1971 or take the issue to international arbitration.
SIR - Having been at the forefront of the campaign opposing both the child development assessment profiles and a banding system for primary schools in Wales, the NUT were very pleased that the Education Minister was willing to listen to reason, scrapping the former and postponing the latter ("Minister shelves plans for primary 'banding'", Feb 21).
If people have no social conscience and refuse to listen to reason then they must learn it the hard way.
It seems that Mr Pardew is a man who will listen to reason and act accordingly.
They refused to listen to reason and they started breaking chairs and tables in the dining area to use as sharp objects in order to fight the policemen.
It is deeply unfortunate that, in the case of Edge Lane, today's decision-makers have been unable to show the same enlightened leadership as their forebears in demonstrating an ability to listen to reason by halting the wanton destruction of a heritage Victorian townscape to make way for a misguided and expensive scheme, the prospect of which has blighted the eastern approach to the city centre for far too long.
The converted then refuse to listen to reason or tolerance.
It is hugely disappointing that after more than five hours of talking with these companies they will not listen to reason and ensure that local workers get a chance to work on the construction of this plant.
This shows the upset toddler you understand what he is trying to say and calms him down enough so he can listen to reason.
The bus stop is outside the boundary but the idiots who give out the free bus travel won't listen to reason.