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.
See also: microscope, put
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Botched campaigns in both the Champions League and the Europa League put him under the microscope and now a failure to land any of the two domestic cups signify a regression from the efforts of last season, his first at Parkhead.
Halfpenny will hope to shine as part of a razor-sharp Wales back division in attack, but with rain and wind having battered Wellington for much of this week, he knows Ireland's strong kicking game could put him under the microscope.
ROY KEANE has admitted Sunderland's four-game losing streak has put him under the microscope.
We put him under the microscope against West Ham, and the statistics clearly showed he ran further and worked harder than anyone.