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zero tolerance

noun
1.
a policy of very strict, uncompromising enforcement of rules or laws.
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zero tolerance

noun
1.
  1. the policy of applying laws or penalties to even minor infringements of a code in order to reinforce its overall importance
  2. (as modifier): a zero-tolerance policy on drugs
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zero in

verb phrase

To aim at or concentrate on a specific person, thing, etc; single out: We're trying to zero in on the problem

[1944+; fr the zeroing of the sights of a rifle, that is, adjusting the sights so that the round hits the exact point aimed at and the shooter needs to make no, or zero, estimated correction in aiming]


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