verb \ˌmī-krō-ˈma-nij\

: to try to control or manage all the small parts of (something, such as an activity) in a way that is usually not wanted or that causes problems

Full Definition of MICROMANAGE

transitive verb
:  to manage especially with excessive control or attention to details
intransitive verb
:  to direct or conduct the activities of a group or an enterprise by micromanaging them
mi·cro·man·age·ment \-mənt\ noun
mi·cro·man·ag·er \-ˈma-ni-jər\ noun


  1. He micromanaged every detail of the budget.

First Known Use of MICROMANAGE


Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite


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