lower (one's) guard

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lower (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 lower their guard before we launch our invasion. There will always be people in this business looking to exploit you, so you can never lower your guard.
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So, you can't blame Dot in EastEnders (BBC1, 8pm) for being sceptical when her son tries to persuade her that he really is genuine, but little-by-little she starts to lower her guard - until he springs a huge surprise.
So, you can't blame Dot for being sceptical when her son tries to persuade her that he really is genuine, but little by little she starts to lower her guard - until he springs a huge surprise.
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