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"Zero-Tolerance"

Posted by AshK on March 01, 2005

I am writting a paper on the phrase "zero tolerance." Does anyone know the etymology of it? I know that it came into use around the 1980's. Was there an event that triggered it? Are there inconsistencies in the contruction of the phrase? Any information would be welcomed! Thanks