Definition of 'zero tolerance'
Example sentences containing 'zero tolerance'
Why was there not a zero tolerance policy when so much was at risk?Times, Sunday Times (2008) Christianity Today (2000)
The governing body will offer whistleblowers incentives to come forward early next year before adopting a policy of zero tolerance.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
We have a zero tolerance policy.The Sun (2008)
But on that tour we had a bit of a zero tolerance policy with guys like him and moved him on pretty quickly.Times, Sunday Times (2007) The Sun (2012) The Sun (2013)
It's a failure the school intends to correct by extending its zero tolerance drugs policy to adults.Times, Sunday Times (2007) Times, Sunday Times (2016)
A policy of zero tolerance of weapons adopted by schools was having limited impact, the report said.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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