off one's guard

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Adj.1.Off one's guard - not prepared or vigilantoff one's guard - not prepared or vigilant; "the blow caught him napping"; "caught in an off-guard moment"; "found him off his guard"
unready - not prepared or in a state of readiness; slow to understand or respond; "she cursed her unready tongue"
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It's the perfect situation to be taken off one's guard. Indeed, I have been conned only twice in my life, and each time I was first rushed.