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zero tolerance

Meaning: denial to allow rebellious activities, usually by rigid and strict application of the rules;

Example: There is zero tolerance towards any gender bias in this company. Read on

rule of thumb

Meaning: a principle that is kept to

Example: As a rule of thumb, I do not start a new project on Fridays. Read on

de facto

Meaning: existing in fact

Example: English is de facto the common language of much of the world today. Read on

de jure

Meaning: having a right or existence as stated by law

Example: The president aims to create a de jure one-party state. Read on

the benefit of the doubt

Meaning: regards a person as innocent unless confirmed otherwise

Example: Let's give her the benefit of the doubt and assume that she is right. Read on

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double date

Meaning: a date on which two couples go together

Example: When Jim and Sam went on a double date with their girlfriends, they had a fun evening together. Read on

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