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drop (one's) guard

To become less guarded or vigilant; to stop being cautious about potential trouble or danger. We'll wait long enough for them to drop their guard before we launch our invasion. There will always be people in this business looking to exploit you, so you can never drop your guard.
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Feel able to read people and situations and will drop guard as a result
The company said that its new eGo Encrypt Portable Hard Drive with hardware-based encryption offers double the amount of data protection using 128-bit AES encryption, while the ruggedised eGo BlackBelt Portable Hard Drive with the company's Drop Guard Xtreme offers users protection against data loss caused by accidents and knocks.
Power is supplied over the USB connection and data is protected by Iomega's Drop Guard feature.
No: 1013 UP (1X26a) (RubaS) Withg Drop Guard And Allied Works At Km: 817/21-24 Between NML Ee VZM Stations On Main Line Under The Jurisdiction Of Divl.
7Mg) And Provision Of Drop Guards On RUB Portions At Bridge Nos 449(UP & DN), 544 (UP&DN), 4CP DN & 535A DN Under Jurisdiction Of Asst Divisional Engineer (Bridge) In Khurda Road Division.
Four different styles of mezzanine gates are described in the guide along with details on ladders, stairs, landings, stair towers, conveyor crossovers, guardrail, and pallet drop guards.