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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At first I felt a little weird being the only African American among all those white people, but they made me feel so welcomed that I decided to lower my guard.
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