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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The Andrews Labor Government is upping the pressure on rogue training providers with a new investigations unit in the Department of Education and Training to put them under the microscope.
For starts, frequent contributor Steven Melnyk and Colin Seftel take a close look at six examples of conventional wisdom about supply chain management and ask: When we put them under the microscope, do they hold up, or are they myths that should be put to the side in favor of better approaches?
Put them under the microscope of a Premier League clash and they appear a different team.
Now they run in on a Monday with things they've found on their walks and ask if they can put them under the microscope to examine them.
I'm disappointed we did not take the three points off Sheffield United that might have put them under the microscope,' he said.
Once the remains were brought here they were studied by a forensic pathologist who took samples and put them under the microscope.
Now women gangs are just as ferocious - if not more so - and we put them under the microscope.
Ian Durrant and Paul McStay put them under the microscope from a privileged perspective, the analysts having been the Arteta and Petrov of their day at Ibrox and Celtic Park.
You'll be able to try pond dipping, catch fish, newts and diving beetles in the ponds, put them under the microscope and see them projected on a big screen.