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.
See also: drop, guard
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We cannot afford to drop our guard for possible threats coming from the remaining network of the Daesh-inspired terrorist group still operating as we begin the challenging task of rebuilding, reconstruction and rehabilitation of Marawi,' Abella said.
We welcome the Tata-Singapore airline to India, it will help us stay slim and not drop our guard," Jet chairman Naresh Goyal told a late evening news conference, it said.
For the moment, there appears to be no immediate threat, but that does not mean, "We can drop our guard because the extremist groups have grown stronger and our nationals are becoming dangerous," he said.
Playmaker Andres Iniesta said: "We can't drop our guard or relax.
We must not drop our guard - nor must we be panicked by terrorist threats.
We did drop our guard against Slovakia and I have said if you don't treat the game with respect, it can kick you in the teeth, and that is what happened.
Snug nights together could just drop our guard, Sleep where we pleased
In modern Ireland when we are rushing about it is so easy to simply drop our guard and return an email.
Wewon't drop our guard until we know just what we're being hit with.
NFU president Peter Kendall said: "This is a very necessary step towards getting the industry back to normal, but it should not be taken as a signal that we can afford to drop our guard.
Although the threat level has been lowered nationally to severe we cannot afford to drop our guard," he added.
So the risk we have is a let down, where we drop our guard.
This does not mean that we should drop our guard against the terrorists, who are still out there, as we know, seeking to kill anyone who does not agree with their point of view.
Hayes, "but this doesn't mean that we can drop our guard and stop immunizing.
THE shocking death toll from the German shootings reminds us we can't drop our guard on school safety.