What does zero tolerance mean?


Idiom Meaning:

a strict policy against a type of bad behavior


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Glee “Furt” (2010)

Time of Scene: ~00:41:10

Sam Evans: We can protect you.

Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman: Seriously, we can, like, form a perimeter around you like the Secret Service.

Finn Hudson: Yeah.

Kurt Hummel: The only thing that can really protect me is what they have at Dalton… a zero tolerance, no bullying policy. It’s enforced.


Grey’s Anatomy “Take It Back” (2014)

Time of Scene: ~00:39:20

Dr. Derek Shepherd: Well, if she’s already filed a complaint…

Dr. Owen Hunt: You’re all missing the point! This is not about one person. This is a complaint about this hospital and this teaching program. We are too often letting our personal lives disrupt our work. None of us are guilt-free. Myself included. Now, HR have recommended a clear, zero-tolerance policy.


The Walking Dead “Wildfire” (2010)

Time of Scene: ~00:07:00

Rick Grimes: He’s sick. A sick man. We start down that road, where do we draw the line?

Daryl Dixon: The line’s pretty clear. Zero tolerance for Walkers, or them to be.

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