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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London: New data from Barclays revealed Christmas gift giving pressure is causing Brits to drop their guard and increasing their chance of being targeted by seasonal online scams.
A strong start, however, should not be a reason for the Lady Warriors to drop their guard down.
If they drop their guard and we're on our guard then watch out because cup games are cup games and form goes out the window.
With widespread reports of thin ewes up and down the UK and confirmed cases of liver fluke disease increasing, nobody can afford to drop their guard, according to the Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS).
With Rhyl just a point behind in second place, McGregor knows his side can't afford to drop their guard against second-from-bottom Llangefni, who have managed just three wins in 19 starts.
It is amazing how many people drop their guard when they use these sites.
Managers at Northumberland Warm Zone are worried that people might drop their guard during the festive season and be fooled by doorstep callers.
However, it is human nature for players to drop their guard after the job is done, and while Rio Ferdinand may have been stung into action by his dreadful error against Ukraine, there could be lapses in concentration from some of his team-mates, who will have one eye on the resumption of Premier League duties at the weekend.
THE recession is making used car buyers drop their guard.
Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian president, said the bombing showed the country still faced a terrorist threat and that security forces could not afford to drop their guard.
Yet defensive midfielder Josue warned they can not drop their guard against the hosts.
With a 2-0 lead, the Dragons appeared to drop their guard when a penalty was called against the Tiger Sharks at 15 minutes, allowing the opposition a window of opportunity resulting in a short-handed goal during the 16th minute.
At a meeting of a council that advises Yoshimi Watanabe, state minister in charge of financial services, representatives from Standard & Poor's and four other agencies defended themselves against allegations that they had assigned lenient ratings for such securities, causing numerous financial institutions to drop their guard in relation to such investment tools.
Det Insp Adrian Odd, of South Worcestershire CID, said: "This demonstrates clearly that distraction criminals operate in a number of ways and no-one should ever drop their guard when it comes to protecting their property, particularly cash.
She welcomed the outcome of the review but she said that campaigners must not drop their guard against any future cuts.