off-guard

ADJECTIVE
  1. not prepared or vigilant
    caught in an off-guard moment
    found him off his guard
    the blow caught him napping
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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.
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