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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? Never let your guard down. Remember, always look out for the padlock symbol in the web address before making payments or entering any personal details.
Coleen says YOU know what, it is difficult to let your guard down if you've been hurt and disappointed in the past.
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.'
Then on Friday night you let your guard down; by Saturday you're defiant and rebellious, tucking into the comfort food and takeaways; and when Sunday comes around you've decided to throw in the towel until Monday.
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 Walking Dead" Season 5 will showcase Mary, a character specially introduced for the TV show.
In short, never let your guard down just because the person in front of you is a chanting, bead holding, ' God- fearing' individual.
"We knew they wouldn't have too many chances or corners and free-kicks in dangerous areas but you can still be vulnerable if you let your guard down.
I find TV presenting familiar territory, but to perform honestly you have to become quite vulnerable."I think that you really have to let your guard down and let people in.
Don't let your guard down during rest time or during any other time.
You can never let your guard down. You are exposed all the time and have to look great from every angle.
You don't let your guard down about safe sex or do away with needle-exchange programs.
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.