zero-tolerance policy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n zero-tolerance policy any policy that allows no exception "a zero-tolerance policy toward pedophile priests"
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Usage

In literature:

It is important for all countries to adopt a "zero tolerance" policy for terrorist activity within their borders.
"National Strategy for Combating Terrorism" by United States
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In news:

Eighteen-year-old Teralyn Dupayne says when it comes to school safety she has no worries, but ask her about Leon County's Zero Tolerance policy and she's got one problem.
Schools ban zero-tolerance discipline policies.
Saginaw police will use ' zero tolerance ' policy to enforce city fireworks ordinance.
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This is exactly why I've never met a zero tolerance policy I liked.
The new code modifies the "zero tolerance" policy that has been in place for about 10 years and will give principals and administrators more leeway in determining the proper punishment for infractions.
McClean said he was fired two days later when a district manager told him the company had a zero tolerance policy banning employees from having firearms while at work.
Due to the extreme heat and dry weather conditions, the Nashville Police and Fire Departments are enacting a zero tolerance policy regarding the use of illegal fireworks in Davidson County.
The Maine State Housing Authority decided to put off its "zero tolerance" policy on pot.
The city's public service director says it's a zero-tolerance policy, and that it will allow the city to quickly respond to unruly lawns.
Many Local Organizations Have Zero-Tolerance\ Policies.
Nuland said the State Department has a zero-tolerance policy regarding prostitution but would not say whether the embassy employee violated rules or was disciplined.
Schools throughout the state are being urged to rethink their zero-tolerance policies.
Since both high school and university campus occupations were rekindled mid-August in response to disappointment in the education reform proposals, the government has cracked down with a zero tolerance policy.
The Rules & Ordinances Committee of city council has tentatively set a meeting for 6 pm this coming Tuesday to introduce anti-graffiti legislation which will include a zero-tolerance policy.
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