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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For today's new breed he offers a nugget of advice - always be cautious, never let your guard down.
Letran has a 'never-say-die' attitude so whenever you let your guard down those players will attack.
As a woman in the industry, you try so hard to remain strong and to not let your guard down.
Many believed that she might be cooking Beth Greene (Emily Kinney), but that was just a wild rumour as she was spotted in the San Diego Comic-Con trailer as well as the latest one titled "Never Let Your Guard Down.
The sharks are always circling if you let your guard down, and football attracts its fair share.
So, yes, celebrate a great victory but never let your guard down and wake up to find that the council has built offices on it as they have done on Heath Park.
DON'T let your guard down over the festive season and give fraudsters a gift for Christmas.
In short, never let your guard down just because the person in front of you is a chanting, bead holding, ' God- fearing' individual.
I think that you really have to let your guard down and let people in.
There's even a stab (in the literal and figurative sense) at turning the film into a commentary on disenfranchised youth, an exercise that rings more than a little hollow, since ``Hostage'' plays into the most banal stereotypes about wild, greasy-haired boys and the things they'd do to your family if you let your guard down.
Don't let your guard down during rest time or during any other time.
You don't let your guard down about safe sex or do away with needle-exchange programs.
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A few drinks with pals and colleagues, a happy atmosphere, the buzz of a busy club - it's easy to let your guard down.