One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Under critical examination.‘aspects of our operations will be put under the microscope’‘love, marriage, and money come under the microscope’
exploratory, investigational, probing, fact-finding, trial and errorView synonyms
- ‘Northern Rock will kick off the bank reporting season this week, bringing the state of the housing market back under the microscope.’
- ‘The US battle plans have been widely leaked and put under the microscope by Western military analysts.’
- ‘I know I'm generalizing, but this show puts these tendencies under the microscope.’
- ‘The California law has predictably been thrust under the microscope since its usage in this monumental trial.’
- ‘An urgent need to support black and ethnic minority women who are victims of domestic abuse has been put under the microscope.’
- ‘The authority is among the first wave of district councils in the country to have its public services put under the microscope as part of the new assessment.’
- ‘One of last century's most potent literary and political figures is put under the microscope in this prize-winning biography.’
- ‘Each week a topical subject was put under the microscope and debated by way of historical writings.’
- ‘The state of roads across the city will come under the microscope at tomorrow's Environment and Transport Scrutiny Panel meeting.’
- ‘All current spending has to be put under the microscope, with a thorough examination across all spending heads.’
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