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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The minister said she insists in conversations with the French military and France's partners deployed in the region that "we should not drop our guard" and "we should not ease up in our efforts" against the terror group.
While the majority of these narratives are opportunistic and populist ones, we must not drop our guard when discussing this important piece of legislation.
'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.
Now the situation has changed, he said; "Most of those going say they want to fight in groups linked to Al Qaeda." 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.
But things can change if we drop our guard. Tomorrow's opposition is good.
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.