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acceptable damage

Destruction or casualties that are considered reasonable because they happen in the context of a war or military attack. Many would argue that even one lost life should not be considered acceptable damage. The general considered the destruction of the tanks to be acceptable damage since his soldiers returned from the mission alive and uninjured.
See also: acceptable, damage

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

the acceptable face of (something)

A presentation, manifestation, or aspect of something that is or tries to be acceptable or even attractive. They claim to be defenders of free speech, but they're just trying to be the acceptable face of racism, if you ask me. Their country, with its economic success and reputation for human rights, has become the acceptable face of communism.
See also: acceptable, face, of

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: acceptable, damage

the acceptable face of something

The acceptable face of something is the part of it that people accept or like, even if they do not like the thing itself. She was the acceptable face of a modern monarchy. He was a successful businessman who showed the acceptable face of capitalism.

the acceptable face of

the tolerable or attractive manifestation or aspect of.
1996 New York Review of Books He presents himself as the acceptable face of gambling…the man who, almost single-handedly, has turned a huckster's paradise into a gangster-free zone.
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In September 2016 you announced the Acceptable Ads Platform, which in a nutshell shows users advertising which has been "deemed acceptable", irrespective of installation of Adblock Plus.
More than 50 percent of men think that it is acceptable for a single person to view pornography online, compared with 26 percent of women.
When the Court originally used "hazy border between excessive and acceptable force" in this context, it was quoting Smith v.
Small MPVs ( More than half of the 13 cars tested were rated as good or acceptable, with the Ford Focus C-Max, Nissan Almera Tino, Renault Scenic and Seat Altea in the top band, while four were found to be acceptable, two marginal and three poor.
The Swedes feel it is acceptable to use their mobile phone during a dinner at a friend's home, while many Finns feel they can talk on a mobile phone in a restaurant.
If a proposal meets--only meets--the requirements of an adequate or acceptable proposal, that particular aspect will not have any strengths, inadequacies, or deficiencies.
Remboldt (1994) asserts that it is a lack of "a clear, all-encompassing and universally acceptable definition of violence--one that all students and educators can understand, accept, and use to identify or recognize violent incidents when they occur or when they are about to occur" (p.
However, all five blends had a relatively smooth surface texture that may be considered acceptable.
An existing ACORD ID card--ACORD 50WM--is currently acceptable in New Jersey as a permanent card.
They can develop Internet-access policies based on clear criteria for what is acceptable and unacceptable, and they can then deploy robust modern technology to effectively enforce these policies.
SANTA CLARITA - Santa Clarita's perchlorate contamination and situations like it throughout the state and country are at the center of a National Academy of Sciences study that could reshape the debate on acceptable levels of the hazardous pollutant.
An offer to compromise on doubt as to liability generally will be considered acceptable if it reasonably reflects the amount the IRS would expect to collect through litigation.
Based on these findings, the author concludes that this dressing is effective, comfortable, aesthetically acceptable, and can be worn continuously for 7 consecutive days without complications.
Delayed diagnosis--Conclusive Alzheimer's medical diagnosis is complex and many caregivers claimed that actual diagnosis occurred later than was acceptable.
Gallup reports that 53% said abortion was morally wrong to only 37% who said it was morally acceptable - - a whopping 16% margin.