let (one's) guard down

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let (one's) guard down

To become less guarded or vigilant; to stop being cautious about potential trouble or danger. Also worded as "let down (one's) guard." We'll wait long enough for them to let their guard down before we launch our invasion. There will always be people in this business looking to exploit you, so you can never let your guard down.
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let one's guard down

Fig. to stop guarding oneself against trouble; to relax one's vigilance. He never lets his guard down because he trusts no one.
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All except one: Lilac Laroux is the only daughter of the richest man in the galaxy, and with her father's guards watching her every move, she cannot afford to let her guard down.
Kate reportedly let her guard down while accepting a teddy bear from a member of the public in Grimsby on Tuesday.
Jessica let her guard down enough to steal a few kisses from her fiance in front of papa Joe.
Whether it was volleyball, soccer, or just racing around the house, Brooke never let her guard down.
But the princess let her guard down yesterday after receiving a gold medal for "services to humanity".
Lindsay has gone to extraordinary lengths not to be photographed with Samantha during their visit to London, but after a few drinks she clearly let her guard down.