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 Harden's keen eyed his ability to get many of his subjects to drop their guards and articulate their prejudices and rationalizations--makes for a dismaying account of greed, short-sightedness, and natural catastrophe in the name of "progress.