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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If they drop their guard and we're on our guard then watch out because cup games are cup games and form goes out the window.
With widespread reports of thin ewes up and down the UK and confirmed cases of liver fluke disease increasing, nobody can afford to drop their guard, according to the Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS).
With Rhyl just a point behind in second place, McGregor knows his side can't afford to drop their guard against second-from-bottom Llangefni, who have managed just three wins in 19 starts.
It is amazing how many people drop their guard when they use these sites.
Managers at Northumberland Warm Zone are worried that people might drop their guard during the festive season and be fooled by doorstep callers.
However, it is human nature for players to drop their guard after the job is done, and while Rio Ferdinand may have been stung into action by his dreadful error against Ukraine, there could be lapses in concentration from some of his team-mates, who will have one eye on the resumption of Premier League duties at the weekend.
THE recession is making used car buyers drop their guard.
At a meeting of a council that advises Yoshimi Watanabe, state minister in charge of financial services, representatives from Standard & Poor's and four other agencies defended themselves against allegations that they had assigned lenient ratings for such securities, causing numerous financial institutions to drop their guard in relation to such investment tools.
She welcomed the outcome of the review but she said that campaigners must not drop their guard against any future cuts.
Parents and young people can never drop their guard in popular chat rooms and the other people on the web may not be who they seem.
From Fairwater to Cathays, Cardiff, police are reminding homeowners not to drop their guard as temperatures soar.
In warmer weather, we want to make sure householders don't drop their guard by leaving doors and windows open while they are in the back garden.
But shoppers are warned not to drop their guard, as reports are still being made of purses and wallets being snatched.
Critics of these drinks say consumers may drop their guard, noting that some brewers have been marketing them as ''non-alcohol beer products.
Fortunately for investigators, as authors become more immersed in the documents that they create, they tend to drop their guard and reveal language patterns indicative of their sex and other demographic characteristics.