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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I often irrationally fear that if I let down my guard and show that I am human, students and colleagues will smell blood in the water and attack.
It is almost as if I can begin to let down my guard.
Truth be told, it was difficult for me at first to let down my guard and adjust to being in an environment where race wasn't an all-consuming issue like on the Mainland, and what is politically incorrect there is often regarded as just a normal part of living here, whether it's Frank DeLima's humor or calling a local landmark "Chinaman's Hat" or using the word "haole" to refer generally to white people.
I've written from my heart and soul Let down my guard in rhymeWrote odes about the darkness and wrote of tides and time
I was ready to let down my guard a few notches, and let him take over the bulk of the flying.
And I do not recall at what stage I let down my guard but I do remember by bottle number eight I was making very rude comments about superimposing people's heads onto other people's bodies on computers.