let down (one's) guard

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let down (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 let down their guard before we launch our invasion. There will always be people in this business looking to exploit you, so you can never let down your guard.
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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20) It's hard to let down your guard with someone who hurt you in the past.
Let down your guard, let it down even for a moment, and you are done for.
I ask the people not to let down your guard even if the situation is safe right now.
| They remain patient as they continue to build up layers of seeming authenticity until you're convinced they're legitimate and you let down your guard.
"If you let down your guard, you too could become a victim.
When your front door is sometimes a flap and the fire is open for all, it's easier to let down your guard at other times.
Let down your guard and ask the questions burning in your mind, you should get an answer to both shock and please you.
These scam artists count on you to let down your guard when clicking hyperlinks or installing applications.
But don't let down your guard, warns researcher William Gray of Colorado State University.
All it takes is a lapse of concentration or a moment when you let down your guard. Can you avoid being the unsuspecting victim?
But when is it "safe" to let down your guard? How can you tell if this relationship will be "the one," built on respect, communication and willingness to compromise?
They include a checklist for press relations, a very helpful section on arming yourself for various types of interviews (never let down your guard), and information on evaluating the effectiveness of your media and content choices.
I did learn a few lessons: Everything may appear safe, but don't let down your guard. Always be alert, and expect the unexpected-no matter how long you've been in the business.
But it's best not to let down your guard with any peanut-sensitive patients, even if they have a low PN-IgE level.