let (one's) guard down

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let (one's) guard down

To become less guarded or vigilant; to stop being cautious about potential trouble or danger. Also worded as "let down (one's) guard." We'll wait long enough for them to let their guard down before we launch our invasion. There will always be people in this business looking to exploit you, so you can never let your guard down.
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let one's guard down

Fig. to stop guarding oneself against trouble; to relax one's vigilance. He never lets his guard down because he trusts no one.
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I'm 32 and we've been together six months but I still don't feel I've let my guard down with him.
I'm 32 and we've been together six months, but I still don't feel I've let my guard down with him.
Talking about how Brown's assault affected her, she said: "Initially I didn't want to let my guard down and let people in.
I let my guard down and skied out of sight of the others," Birkeland says.
I will not let my guard down, however, for fear that this ad is not a joke but the start of a degenerative virus in Thrasher mag.
It took an amazing amount of concentration to let my guard down, to allow myself to become vulnerable.
He was the one who told me that unless I let my guard down and stopped expecting him to behave like my ex, then there was no future for us.
I just don't allow myself to let my guard down, ever.
The 36-year-old Offaly star said: "I've learned from experience if I let my guard down in certain situations, some people will start slagging me off.