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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Nor will we let down our guard against infiltration and cross-border terrorism.
We must not let down our guard until the entire region reaches and stays at zero Ebola cases," it said in a statement that stressed the importance of trying to prevent, detect and respond to outbreaks before they become epidemics.
We cannot let down our guard - and we all have to step forward to help those who are courageously fighting the disease on the front line, said Kristalina Georgieva, the European Union Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response.
Of course, if we are dishonest about our abilities, we cannot let down our guard or reveal room for growth, and if we do not, we contribute to the fears our students face rather than alleviate them.
In the wake of the horrific and as-yet-unsolved Boston terrorist bombing last week, now is not the time to weaken security and let down our guard.
It is in this period of time that we let down our guard and become most vulnerable.
That's not to say there are not individuals who will always seize a chance to profit or satisfy perverse or violent desires -- and we should never fully let down our guard -- but life can be lived knowing that the police are there to protect you.
This is also a warning to the travelling public that we must never let down our guard.
To the rest of the Farc, we are coming after you, we are not going to let down our guard.
As we walk through our spaces daily, we often let down our guard.
We worked hard for 30 seconds, and then we let down our guard for five, and they made some big threes.
We may be initially wary, but we eventually let down our guard, leaving ourselves vulnerable.
I think it would be imprudent of us to let down our guard believing that if there's no credible threat that you know of today, there won't be something tomorrow.
Be forewarned: more "gun control" laws are waiting in the wings the instant we let down our guard.
While gang violence declined through the 1990s, it began to climb in 1999, ``when we let down our guard,'' he said.