put (someone or something) under a microscope

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put (someone or something) under a microscope

To begin closely inspecting someone or something; to examine someone or something with intense scrutiny. After I got that official reprimand at work, it feels like my bosses are putting me under a microscope. The country's surveillance methods are being put under a microscope lately, after news sources learned that it had been eavesdropping on its own citizens' communications.
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The work of the DIT - which is in charge of developing post-Brexit free trade agreements - has been put under the microscope as part of a National Audit Office (NAO) report, which found the department was struggling to develop specialist trade skills among staff and has had to "adjust" its timeline.
The Kia Picanto were once again put under the microscope Saturday after Chris Gavina resigned as head coach just two games into the team's campaign in the PBA Philippine Cup.
Lindelof did not make a first Premier League appearance until October, in the dying embers of the stalemate away at Liverpool, and then was put under the microscope for the errors that contributed to United's loss at Huddersfield.
Gabby's own actions are put under the microscope by Pete, who confronts her after finding flowers and a cryptic apology at the viaduct.
And in Flintshire, election hopefuls from the Alyn and Deeside, Wrexham and Delyn constituencies will be put under the microscope at Plas Hafod Hotel, Gwernymynydd, on Wednesday, May 31, starting at 7.
The deal that is being put under the microscope states that movie companies will have to provide copies of their new films two weeks after they are released in cinemas.
In a statement issued today, the group said the Jordan 2016 Report will put under the microscope new legislation the Kingdom has put into force in areas of investments and business as part of its efforts to improve the business environment.
In this opener, 32 have been r selected from thousands as 'The Chosen Ones', who will have their technical knowhow, customer service and sales skills put under the microscope.
COLM COOPER reckons controversial Dublin defender Philly McMahon was unfairly put under the microscope for some of his on-field antics this summer.
The way we work, the workplace, talent, skills, vocational training and careers will be put under the microscope next month in a series of four evening seminars organised by Ithraa, Oman's inward investment and export promotion agency.
The PS12million cold storage facility in Gaydon is one of the centres now being put under the microscope after the 17-second clip of Her Majesty as a child was leaked to The Sun newspaper.
Climate change and its potentially devastating consequences were put under the microscope yesterday.
The internet company Google has been put under the microscope for using fictional partnerships in Bermuda and Ireland, amongst other places, to hide its revenues which amount to $33bn.
THE science of Game of Thrones is to be put under the microscope at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle.
McEwan will also give his verdict on the group's troubled Ulster Bank subsidiary, who have been put under the microscope as part of the group-wide review.