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zero tolerance

A policy or attitude of accepting absolutely none of some kind of behavior or activity. A reference to laws or legal policies that impose severe penalties for even the most minor infractions. Can be hyphenated if used before a noun as a modifier. Our dad has always had zero tolerance for us skipping our chores or homework. The boss is implementing a zero-tolerance policy for anyone caught taking office supplies home with them.
See also: zero
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

zero tolerance

absolutely no toleration of even the smallest infraction of a rule. Because of the zero tolerance rule, the kindergartner was expelled from school because his mother accidentally left a table knife in his lunch box.
See also: zero
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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[section] 3313.534 (1998) provides that all boards of education within the state must adopt policies of zero tolerance for "violent, disruptive, or inappropriate behavior." A junior high student who wrote an entry in his journal about killing people who lie to him was adjudicated delinquent for "menacing" when his teacher took the journal entry as a threat to her safety.
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The new Joint Commission policy is a good start but it needs to be followed up at the institutional level with strong communication that there is ZERO tolerance for these behaviors, and strong actions when they occur.