on one's guard


on one's guard
adjective
vigilant
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on guard against con artists

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must remain on your guard in such a situation

Similar to: ↑wary

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VIGILANT, alert, on the alert, wary, watchful, cautious, careful, heedful, chary, circumspect, on the lookout, on the qui vive, on one's toes, prepared, ready, wide awake, attentive, observant, keeping one's eyes peeled; informal keeping a weather eye out.
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