zero tolerance

  1. extreme intolerance of antisocial behavior (usually by an uncompromising application of the law)
    he urged zero tolerance for priests who abuse children sexually
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How To Use zero tolerance In A Sentence

  • They have championed a 'zero tolerance' approach in their recruitment of riders and staff. Times, Sunday Times
  • As promised, the Belgian polis showed zero tolerance and set a standard for policing football supporters, other forces might aspire to.
  • Zero tolerance means that if you test positive for prohibited substance use, then barring any exculpatory or extenuating circumstances, it is likely that you will be issued with a termination notice or reduced in rank.
  • They have a policy of zero tolerance for sexual harassment.
  • But it was the more common bad behaviour, such as answering back and swearing, which needed a new ‘zero tolerance’ approach, delegates said.
  • ‘I am absolutely appalled at the mere suggestion this might have happened,’ she says in an outraged tone, vowing to adopt a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to back-stabbing.
  • A spokesman said: 'We have zero tolerance for unethical or illegal behaviour. Times, Sunday Times
  • They find the emergence of "supermax" prisons and harsh "zero tolerance" polices for nonviolent drug offenders profoundly troubling.
  • If we can all come together to make our parks safe, and we can all support zero tolerance in schools so that our children can enjoy a good education free from fear, intimidation and bullies, then we can surely do the same for our roads.
  • School bullies usually grow up to be adult bullies, so bullies need to be given zero tolerance.
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