Definition of under the microscope in English:

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under the microscope

Under critical examination.
Example sentences
  • Each week a topical subject was put under the microscope and debated by way of historical writings.
  • The US battle plans have been widely leaked and put under the microscope by Western military analysts.
  • All current spending has to be put under the microscope, with a thorough examination across all spending heads.
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