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  • zero hour
    the time at which something is due to begin; a crucial moment.
    We’ll know whether the new computer system works effectively at zero hour, when we switch over to it.
    The runners are getting nervous as zero hour approaches. The starter’s gun will soon go off.
  • Zip it
    This is used to tell someone to be quiet.
    You are out of turn, zip it!
  • Zero Tolerance
    If the police have a zero tolerance policy, they will not overlook any crime, no matter how small or trivial.
    I would also like to remind our President about his speech on zero tolerance of corruption.
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20 October, 2020