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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UEFA, the Premier League and the English Football League all have different regulations setting out the acceptable losses that clubs are able to make in order to avoid being sanctioned.
In "Acceptable Losses," next week's new episode, "Clarke (Eliza Taylor) and Bellamy (Bob Morley) make a startling discovery about Wonkru's battle plans as Echo (Tasya Teles) risks her friendship with Raven (Lindsey Morgan) to complete her mission," the synopsis reveals.
The Center has mentioned that many official reports issued by the Global Coalition indicate that Daesh uses the new recruits directly on the front lines of the conflict since they represent what amounts to acceptable losses to this terrorist group.
In the 5.3 step the potential losses are compared with the acceptable losses. The acceptable level of losses is determined by leaders of the enterprise.
But if the sport is to continue there will be "acceptable losses", as General Haig might have put it.
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. The true indication of whether drug interdiction policies are having an effect is the street price of illegal narcotics.
*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 British Beekeepers' Association, which quizzed 1,000 members, said "acceptable losses" were 7% to 10%.
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.
It seems to be fostering an impermanent world that views children as "acceptable losses."
Ziesk is also the author of Acceptable Losses A Cold Spring and many short stories.
"I wonder if Labour has set a target of acceptable losses before they do something about bringing these guys home." Phillip died alongside Pte Leon Spicer, aged 26 and from Tamworth, and patrol commander, Second Lieut Richard Shearer, also 26 and from Nuneaton.
Three more British soldiers have been killed in the past ten days, and I wonder if Labour have set a target of 'acceptable losses' before they do something about bringing these guys home.
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