let down one's guard

idiom

Definition of let down one's guard

: to relax and stop being careful and alert She never lets down her guard

Learn More about let down one's guard

Statistics for let down one's guard

Cite this Entry

“Let down one's guard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/let%20down%20one%27s%20guard. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

Comments on let down one's guard

What made you want to look up let down one's guard? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!