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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 situations or persons 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.
Iomega, eGo, Drop Guard, Prestige, ScreenPlay and QuikProtect are trademarks or registered trademarks of Iomega Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Power is supplied over the USB connection and data is protected by Iomega's Drop Guard feature.
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The new eGo BlackBelt Mac Edition drive also includes Iomega's Drop Guard Xtreme, utilizing the Iomega Power Grip band, which helps protect the BlackBelt eGo drive from accidental drops of up to seven feet - or twice the industry drop average