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. 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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Accompanied by a cast of eccentric, lovable characters, Rydr will learn how to come to terms with the events that have brought her to this point, how to let her guard down and let people in and, perhaps the most important lesson of all, how to let herself feel, whether those feelings are good or bad.
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"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. She was holding her hand up for the cameras to get a clear shot of the ring and didn't seem to care who noticed," the Daily Star quoted an onlooker as saying.