Definition of zero tolerance in English:

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zero tolerance


[mass noun]
Non-acceptance of antisocial behaviour, typically by strict and uncompromising application of the law.
Example sentences
  • The latest edict from Murrayfield on zero tolerance for violent behaviour was also tested when a fight broke out.
  • The latest twist in the tale is an apparent conflict between drug abuse zero tolerance and medical applications of the drug.
  • She has declared a national program of zero tolerance of violence against women.

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