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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Meanwhile, midfielder Nicky Butt has thrown his backing behind his Manchester United team-mate Paul Scholes, whose failure to score for England for three years is putting him under the microscope.
Meanwhile, midfielder Nicky Butt has thrown his backing behind his Manchester United team-mate Paul Scholes, whose failure to score for England for three years is putting him under the microscope. Butt believes that Scholes' unselfish attitude towards the game may be a factor in his recent lack of goal-power.
Meanwhile midfielder Nicky Butt has thrown his backing behind his Manchester United teammate Paul Scholes, whose failure to score for England for three years is putting him under the microscope.
Apart from trying to impress them, he will have 30,000 Villa supporters plus his team-mates putting him under the microscope.
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