not prepared or vigilant
caught in an off-guard moment
found him off his guard
the blow caught him napping
How To Use off-guard In A Sentence
- They admitted to being just a little caught off-guard when one of the professional couples started dancing during their live performance. The Sun
- Jamie's concerned question caught her off-guard and unleashed a flood of emotions.
- Having said all that, there's really no way of interpreting the Prince's memo as anything other than an off-guard defense of old-fashioned deference, unearned privilege and patronage.
- The relative ease with which the Stalinist edifice began to crumble after 1989 caught most observers off-guard.
- I think it can catch people off-guard. Times, Sunday Times
- All the better, I thought; in his arrogance he believes me incapable of catching him off-guard. HE SHALL THUNDER IN THE SKY
- The lion was normally a competent fighter, but he had been taken totally off-guard.
- Off-guard Eddie Jones was third in the NBA with 177 treys.
- caught in an off-guard moment
- The result is an album that quietly intoxicates, sometimes catching you off-guard, but always surprising you with the richness of the vocals.