acceptable damage

acceptable damage

 and acceptable losses
Euph. casualties or destruction inflicted by an enemy that is considered minor or tolerable. At present, the enemy's first-strike capability would produce acceptable damage. The general indicated that the fifty thousand casualties were within the range of acceptable losses.
See also: damage
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Absentee bidders can request an auctioneer to provide a condition report, but as always, opinions about acceptable damage, colours, glazes, patination and so on are subjective and can differ between individuals.
It was suggested to quantify the amount of acceptable damage to the wafer and define specifications for the handling of wafers with different thickness and deformations.
The low valuation of agricultural production by the insurance companies and the small number of acceptable damages in the list of insurance is the most frequent reasons why farmers do not decide to make this move and use the government support," experts say.
However, Alsup has told Oracle to use $100 million as a starting point for determining damages, and has said he won't name a trial date until Oracle provides an acceptable damages report.
The humanitarian disaster which has occurred in Iraq far exceeds what may be any reasonable level of acceptable damages according to the principles of discrimination and proportionality used in warfare.
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