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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STEVE BRUCE sympathises with the pressure Nigel Pearson is under at Leicester - but believes it is wrong for a manager to let his guard down or look for confrontation.
COLDPLAY'S Chris Martin let his guard down yesterday and declared dating and marrying Gwyneth Paltrow was like a lottery win.
Cole, 30, has been trying to keep his relationship with Cooper, 27, under wraps, but he let his guard down to party with her and team-mates after a 2-0 win over Man City on March 20.
So it was a surprise when one of this patch's most esteemed scribes let his guard down during the Swansea v Wolves match on Saturday.
So for a brief moment this week, Carroll let his guard down and thought about Louisiana State coach Nick Saban.
At first, he hid the burst mattress look under a baseball cap but then let his guard down and took it off, leaving fellow rugby fans stunned.
But Goldenboots let his guard down during the recent match where he was spotted with his inhaler.
Richmond let his guard down in Washington, naively believing that escaping the miserable Kings for the promising Wizards in a blockbuster trade for Chris Webber meant a legitimate chance to play for something more meaningful than pride and stats.
OLYMPIC boxing hero Kenny Egan let his guard down last night as he picked up yet another award.
Let him know that you want to get closer to him and that he can trust you to let his guard down a little.
In Beverly Hills late one night in 1947, he let his guard down, and paid with his life.
MR Nasty Simon Cowell has let his guard down to reveal a softer side - as benefactor to teenage dance sensation George Sampson.
Indeed, he is one of the precious few people O'Neal trusts enough to let his guard down around.
One of the hawkers let his guard down during a lull in the foot traffic and told me that he and his many colleagues, all young Mexican men who speak flawless English, previously worked at such resort boom towns as Cancun, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta.
Doreen Graham, from the SSPCA, said: "We wish he would just let his guard down for a minute so we can get him off to his proper home.