drop (one's) guard

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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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But those Mr Johnston horses are incredible, they just keep going and going so I won't be able to drop my guard.
Afterwards Hanagan said: "That gives me a bit more of a cushion, but I'm not going to drop my guard.
It didn't drop my guard, it didn't make me feel I was safe.