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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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Sano, who wasn't involved with the study, said this thinning of the cortex might not necessarily lead to dementia, but that doesn't mean it's an acceptable loss.
Renewal rates, he says, are generally flat to low single-digit reductions for accounts with acceptable loss history.
The responses from people on the street were predictably flippant with numbers of 100, 50 and so on being offered up as an acceptable loss of life.
If losses are not controlled, then 19% more grain must be produced in excess just to sustain the currently available food supply (allowing for 1% acceptable loss).
The life of the boy in the photograph I keep returning to is an acceptable loss for both sides.
"However, we believe losing a small amount of money per hectare - around PS2 or PS3 - is an acceptable loss to secure a huge gain for smaller uplands farms.
Or, you quit if the desire is gone or you have exceeded your acceptable loss. Lastly, you repeat this process until you succeed, no longer want to continue, exceed your acceptable loss or prove it can't be done.
Issues range from reconsidering non-combatant immunity to reassessing how we calculate proportionality in terms of the scope of military responses and acceptable loss of innocent life, to the defensibility of terrorism and humanitarian intervention.
Jorgenson is also the author of Acceptable Loss: An Infantry Soldier's Perspective.
They'll have operators tearing up product and say, 'Well, 1% loss is acceptable.' There is no such thing as an acceptable loss for me."
Acceptable Loss A William Monk Novel | ANNE PERRY: AUG
And while company-wide barbecues may be an acceptable loss, there are some things that can't be cut, like workers' compensation insurance--by law, companies are required to have it.
Nobody likes losses, but blindly holding positions beyond your acceptable loss level is crazy.
Under the new proposals, 55 factories will remain open, increased from 40 originally, subject to satisfactory progress towards an "acceptable loss per disabled employee."
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