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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Fortunately, that underlying condition does not exist this year, but were not going to let our guard down.
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.
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.
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.
We let our guard down a little and got complacent and satisfied,'' Northridge forward Jonathan Heard said.
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.
That's the whole message - we can never be satisfied until we have zero suicides, and even then we can't let our guard down.
We cannot let our guard down, Prime Minister Minnis said.
Adamson has nothing to lose and if we let our guard down they can get one past us.
Chief Daniel Farrell was quoted as saying "although significant improvements have been made, we in the Oakland Fire Department can never let our guard down when it comes to fire prevention efforts in the Oakland Hills.
Terrorism is once more rearing its ugly head, and we cannot afford to let our guard down now,' dela Rosa said in his speech.