Definition of micromanage in English:
Control every part, however small, of (an enterprise or activity): he did not want to give the impression that he was micromanaging the war
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- However, while the Centre is moving towards liberalising and loosening controls on industry, it appears to be moving in the opposite direction and tightening controls and micromanaging education.
- He would be a fool to micromanage a military campaign - a seemingly obvious fact.
- The most bitter objection that has been leveled at U.S. civilian leaders for the air war against North Vietnam was that they micromanaged the campaign by picking bombing targets themselves.
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- Of course, many schools do manage to transform themselves, but key factors in their success - autonomy, innovative leadership, discipline - are undermined by centralisation and micromanagement.
- It will inevitably need support and guidance from council (read financial backing and political will) to do so, but it shouldn't be overwhelmed with micromanagement.
- The terms of the debate centre on celebrating personal behaviour, community tidiness, local accessibility, micromanagement, voluntarism, neighbourhood activism, and so on.
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- When the Court sets itself up as a micromanager of policy decisions and provides no clear guidance as to what passes ‘constitutional’ muster and what doesn't, the stakes in any confirmation get higher.
- Jennifer did tell me she's a micromanager, but she let's the family pitch in and help, too.
- He's known as a micromanager, who often acts outside and against the advice of his staff.
Definition of micromanage in:
- US English dictionary
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