leave (one's) guard down

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leave (one's) guard down

To become less guarded or vigilant; to stop being cautious about potential trouble or danger. We'll wait long enough for them to leave their guard down before we launch our invasion. There will always be people in this business looking to exploit you, so you can never leave your guard down.
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Leave your guard down for one second and this quiet assassin will plunge in the knife.
Assassin Leave your guard down for one second and this quiet assassin will plunge in the knife.