be on guard(redirected from are on their guard)
be on guard
To be very attentive and alert, so as to avoid danger in a particular situation. A possessive pronoun can be used between "on" and "guard." When you're in the big city, you need to be on guard against criminals. I'm on my guard because I know the older guys on the team are going to prank me. I hope she's on her guard. Those trails can be a bit treacherous to climb.
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