Definition of "zero-tolerance" []

  • The policy of applying laws or penalties to even minor infringements of a code in order to reinforce its overall importance (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "zero-tolerance" in a sentence
  • "Setting a so-called zero-tolerance standard and pushing out young people for any violation of a series of expectations is thought to preserve high standards for the remaining, "good" students and help create firm boundaries."
  • "While the idea of zero-tolerance for bullying appears to makes sense by letting youth know that it's not condoned, too many anti-bullying initiatives impose too harsh a punishment that does nothing but demonize the bully."
  • "Following Bolt's disqualification on Aug. 28, critics called the zero-tolerance false-start regulation of "one error and you are out" cruel and counterproductive since it eliminated the sport's only superstar from its marquee event."