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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The rut is the the one time when normally secretive monster bucks let down their guard, and they are especially vulnerable when there is a single hot doe in the area.
We would say not for anyone to let down their guard because we might be living through a few weeks or months in the Northern Hemisphere of reduced influenza activity because it is the summer.
Online fraud detection agency Retail Decisions said criminals believed website controllers let down their guard on Christmas Day.
We often see that when a storm weakens, people let down their guard completely.
As soon as Americans let down their guard on their liberties, George Orwell's prediction may come to fruition.
But once the tongue starts wagging, Latinos - especially immigrants - quickly let down their guard.
After ensuring that coverage is provided for prior acts, many producers and policyholders let down their guard when it comes to the prior and pending litigation exclusion.
While their attention is focused on the Mangyongbong, authorities must not let down their guard regarding irregularities by other North Korean cargo ships.
Walsh also tries to advance the proposition that Air Force One was a place where the presidents could let down their guard and be seen in a more informal setting.
25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the end of the summer fire season and the beginning of cooler fall weather, Southern Californians may tend to let down their guard when it comes to fire danger - a potentially tragic mistake.
But research by Ernst & Young and the McKinsey Global Institute suggests that companies operating in the region shouldn't let down their guard.
When two of the racist scumbags who stabbed their son to death were finally sentenced last week, the Lawrences finally let down their guard with a ferociously honest account of their grief.
Those kids, so many of them hostile and cynical at the start, or pretending to be, refusing to let down their guard, we saw them blossom.
The First National Bank of Namibia (FNB) once again urged the public to be cautious as fraudsters are very active at this time of the year, hoping to cash in on people's hard earned bonuses, possible fatigue and year-end anticipation where people let down their guard.
Authorities are unlikely to let down their guard any time soon, she said, because "they know that these kinds of little tips could easily be a real threat".