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.
See also: down, guard, let
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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'We have to be watchful of the enemy and not let our guard down,' Qureshi added if India showed any aggression then Pakistan reserves the right to defend itself.
'We have to be watchful of the enemy and not let our guard down,' Qureshi said if India showed any aggression then Pakistan reserves the right to defend itself.
We are aware of the cunning ones and their craftiness and we will not let our guard down and keep our preventative measures in place," he said.
"Kung sumablay nga po ang tinatawag nilang Red October plot hindi ibig sabihin nito eh hindi tayo pwede mag relax na, we cannot let our guards down (If their Red October plot failed, it doesn't mean we are relaxing, we cannot let our guard down)," he added.
Though the likelihood that any of these medicines would lead to frequent, severe depression is lower than for reserpine, we have let our guard down in terms of monitoring the potential for these drugs to cause depression.
'That has been our biggest issue, we get the first two sets and we let our guard down in the third set.'
"They died in a cowardly attack, which means that we can't let our guard down," said Francisco Alejandro Solorio Arechiga, Jalisco's state security commissioner.
Harry Rule, property claims manager at Allianz Insurance says: "While enjoying the sunshine, many of us get that holiday feeling and let our guard down. We urge people to maintain a high level of awareness and protect their possessions during this hot spell, whether it's ensuring homes and cars are secure or taking the bare minimum of belongings with them when they are out and about in the sunshine."
''The economic climate has not reached a stage where we can let our guard down,'' Kan, also deputy prime minister and state minister in charge of economic and finance matters, told a press conference after the day's Cabinet meeting.
We let our guard down in the past." Mr Collins said his 26-year-old son has become the latest victim of intimidation.
Despite the seeming urgency of flight-deck operations, we can't afford to let our guard down when doing aircraft maintenance--whether or not jets are turning on deck.
And, although the transport of livestock in Scotland has been relaxed, we cannot let our guard down.
Our adversaries know all about our asymmetric advantages and the day we let our guard down is the day they'll try and take them away.
'We didn't let our guard down but they came out and played some rugby and it showed great heart by the side to come away with the result.'