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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I think some days you've got to drop your guard, it doesn't matter who's headlining.
Very fine details and if you drop your guard for a second it can cost you.
This is a highly sensitive mission for the global war on terrorism and you can never become complacent or drop your guard.
If you drop your guard against a side like that, they will make you suffer.
He explained: ``The racing is so competitive in Japan that you can't afford to drop your guard, you have to be 110 per cent fit and sharp.
Speaking as he launched the Ten Biosecurity Commandments, which he is sending, accompanied by a three-page letter, to all 28,000 farmers in Wales, he said, "It is a perfectly natural human reaction, when a problem is in abeyance, to drop your guard.
They will offer you their friendship straight away - but the moment you drop your guard they will stab you in the back.
But I was told a long time ago that if you drop your guard, then the other guy knows what's going on.
You drop your guard in the face of formal precision, and boom, you're in cahoots, part of the treacherous plot.
It just goes to show at no time should you drop your guard to these weak individuals.
Mr Steve Williams, director of fraud strategy said: "When on holiday, it is easy to relax and drop your guard, but it is important to keep an eye on where your cards are at all times.