put (someone or something) under the microscope

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put (someone or something) under the microscope

To begin closely inspecting someone or something; to hold someone or something up to intense scrutiny. After I got that official reprimand at work, it feels like my bosses are putting me under the microscope. The press has put the country's surveillance methods under the microscope since it emerged that it had been eavesdropping on its own citizen's communications.
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In the final 12 episodes of the hit drama, the Miami PD's blood spatter expert feels the walls closing in as new killer called The Surgeon strikes while Charlotte Rampling's psychopath expert puts him under the microscope.
But given his lack of first-team appearances, he will know that every game at this level puts him under the microscope.
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