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zero tolerance (2)

This page is about the collocation zero tolerance (2)

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

absolutely no tolerance for something

For example

  • Our school has a zero tolerance approach to bullying.

  • Jane's got zero tolerance for smokers, and she thinks cigarettes should be banned altogether.

Note:
This use of "zero tolerance" has only recently appeared, mostly in North American English.

Quick Quiz

Harry has zero tolerance for junk food companies. He thinks they should be

a. eliminated

b. regulated

c. tolerated

Contributor: Matt Errey