la tolleranza zero
Word of the Day (#PdG)
Since I began #PdG in 2005, we have amassed over 3,000 words and expressions from a number of sources and contexts. I often get asked where I find the words. Most of them come through reading books and newspapers, but I also encounter words and expressions through conversations and online chats with my friends in Italy.
Today's Parola del giorno is the noun expression, la tolleranza zero, which translates as zero tolerance.
Since COVID-19 has swept across the globe, you will see this expression tolleranza zero used a lot in describing the stances that authorities are taking with violators of lockdown. You can also see it in a number of other contexts, too.