Zero Tolerance is an exceptional law that sets a bar for all Americans to try to achieve.
The phrase consists of two words:
- zero, which describes the amount of leeway given to criminals who break the rule, guideline or law
- tolerance, the thing that there is nothing of--meaning--that authorities will tolerate nothing (zero)
Many industries and institutions have implemented their own zero tolerance policies.
- schools have a zero tolerance for drugs, weapons or sexual harrassment
- all-you-can-eat buffets have a zero tolerance for sharingEpisode #517