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listen to reason

To listen to someone's 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.
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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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