What is the Meaning of the Expression
DROP YOUR GUARD?
English teaching for English Language Learners (ELL) who are learning to speak English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as an Additional Language (EAL)
to drop your guard means to relax your defences and allow yourself to be vulnerable.
1. It can be difficult to drop your guard and make new friends as an adult.
2. The fighter was overtired and he dropped his guard for a split second. The other competitor hit him hard and knocked him out.
3. Whatever you do, don’t drop your guard in the job interview and start talking a lot about unimportant things. Stay in control of what you say the whole time.