acceptable losses

acceptable losses

Destruction or casualties that are considered reasonable because they happen in the context of a war or military attack. The general considered the destruction of the tanks to be acceptable losses since his soldiers returned from the mission alive and uninjured. Many would argue that any lost lives should not be considered acceptable losses
See also: acceptable, loss
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As well as understanding leverage, having a spread betting plan and strategy that outlines profit targets and acceptable losses against anticipated market fluctuations could also help to minimise losses and lock in profits.
Heaton and Lewis provide solid insight into the British political issues of acceptable losses and public support.
Anyone getting long of games is likely to incur acceptable losses should either player oblige in straight sets.
High-profile drug busts are written of by cartels as acceptable losses.
Assessing Detroit 3-day delivery: An assessment this weekend by The Associated Press indicates that the program of home delivery of the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News only on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays is a qualified success, with acceptable losses in circulation and "millions" saved in reduced production costs.
The more interviews I do, the more it seems policymakers are operating on a combat model of acceptable losses, on the premise that to bake a cake, you have to break a few eggs.
I wonder if Labour has set a target of acceptable losses before they do something about bringing these guys home.
In 1944 the bombers began to penetrate German defenses with acceptable losses.
Unless specified otherwise, acceptable losses are [is less than or equal to] 0.
Corporate America is more interested in competitive positioning, with acceptable losses, than in securing their knowledge.
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