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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Western North Carolina residents should not let their guard down as heavy rain could move into western parts of the state.
Often, she would play the sympathy con, hugging her elderly victims so that they let their guard down while she stole their wallets.
Prado, who's already won two titles, knows that they shouldn't be celebrating Final Four victories and that they would only let their guard down when they win it all.
Simon Blackburn, of the Local Government Association, said: "New Year's Eve is the biggest social night of the year but people shouldn't let their guard down."
Bruno Fonseca people can't afford to let their guard down when it comes to cyber-attacks.
But the Beith defence soaked up all the pressure and it was five minutes into the second half before they let their guard down.
It is an exciting time when travellers can let their guard down and forget how vulnerable they can be away from the familiar surroundings of home.
Skittish penguins let their guard down when researchers send a fluffy, remote-controlled "robochick" (right) into their midst.
They also pointed out that while big cities do tend to be generally more violent than here, growing up in the safety net of UAE culture has encouraged them to let their guard down to a point that when they go back home to the UK -- they too feel like tourists in their country.
Whoever was at fault, the accident at Chandler and Newbury shows that neither driver nor bicyclist can let their guard down around each other in traffic.
PLAYERS tend to let their guard down when out of range of Liverpool on international duty.
Officers are warning local residents not to let their guard down. They are encouraging them to make sure doors and windows are kept secure at all times and to light their homes using timer switches.
Sarah Blaney, card fraud expert at CPP, said: "With card fraud costing the UK pounds 440m a year, consumers still need to remain vigilant and not let their guard down."
Sgt Sharon Revitt, of Queens Road police, said: "People with bags must be aware that this kind of offence can take place if they let their guard down.
Gwynedd Community Safety Partnership warned people planning on letting their hair down - not to let their guard down as well.