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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Making sure that you are not complacent and taking a few simple steps to ensure you never lower your guard is vital when it comes to beating the con artists and fraudsters.
Just like Spawn, if you're bigger than him and you lower your guard, the sucker punch will come right on in.
Settling into a routine can cause you to lower your guard and stray from basic procedures.
TUNES By John Dingwall Singles TeenCanteen You're Still Mine Our fave A BREATH of fresh air guitar-pop from the Scots all-girl quartet that will lower your guard from first beat until the last.
The moment you think you are too good for this division, you are going to get punished as soon as you lower your guard.