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noun

a policy of very strict, uncompromising enforcement of rules or laws.

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zero tolerance

noun

  1. the policy of applying laws or penalties to even minor infringements of a code in order to reinforce its overall importance
  2. (as modifier)a zero-tolerance policy on drugs
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