let down (one's) guard

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let down (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 let down their guard before we launch our invasion. There will always be people in this business looking to exploit you, so you can never let down your guard.
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Van Gaal made him captain but let down his guard in the United States last month.
Yet he let down his guard before the visit to Newcastle by dismissively rejecting claims that he would miss the suspended Nemanja Matic.
Is it because he is not prepared to let down his guard enough to be part of a couple?
Gilchrist had only seen Ponting let down his guard once, highlighting what the game and the moment meant to the boy from Mowbray.
However, as he begins to let down his guard, his employer plans to kill him once his work is done 2008 hh American Beauty (BBC2, 11.
com said: "It's a real coup for us to have someone as well known as John Prescott let down his guard and have some fun in this ad.
It's a tough schedule and that's why Southgate won't let down his guard.
Amoruso is well aware he's the man Celtic supporters love to hate and that's why he refuses to let down his guard in public.
And even though his world has recently inched closer to peace, Santano sees no reason to let down his guard.
For a couple of hours Hatch, the ultimate survivor, let down his guard and revealed that in the end he's not quite the self-sufficient loner he appeared on Pulau Tiga: His current goal is simply to find a boyfriend.
Her directness prompts Zero to let down his guard, if only briefly.
His loyal circle of friends maintains that once Kudelka feels he can let down his guard, his wicked sense of humor comes out in full force.
Old Nixon dreamed of the day he would finally arrive, and then he could become the gracious and secure New Nixon, able to relax, let down his guard, cultivate friends, be generous to his enemies.
The Manchester United captain is frustrated he let down his guard when retweeting a message on Twitter that called Ashley Cole "a choc ice".