under a/the microscope

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Definition of under a/the microscope

: in a state of being watched very closely Celebrities can find it difficult (to be) living under the microscope. The business has recently been put under the microscope by federal investigators.

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“Under a/the microscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20a%2Fthe%20microscope. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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