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.
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.