drop (one's) guard

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drop (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 drop their guard before we launch our invasion. There will always be people in this business looking to exploit you, so you can never drop your guard.
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* Feel able to read situations or persons and will drop guard as a result
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