be caught off (one's) guard

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be caught off (one's) guard

To be taken by surprise; to be caught when one is vulnerable, careless, or inattentive. We'll wait until he's caught off guard, and then we'll take him and his company for all they're worth! Don't be caught off your guard. There are a lot of suspicious characters around here.
See also: caught, guard, off
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It's not just a small blush that lightly colours my face - I go beetroot any time I am asked a question or am caught off guard.