under scrutiny

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of under scrutiny

formal
: being carefully examined especially in a critical way
  • Their behavior is under scrutiny again.

Word by Word Definitions

under play
  1. : in or into a position below or beneath something

  2. : below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

  3. : in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. : below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

  2. : subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

  3. : receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. : lying or placed below, beneath, or on the ventral side

  2. : facing or protruding downward

  3. : lower in rank or authority : subordinate

scrutiny play
  1. : a searching study, inquiry, or inspection : examination

  2. : a searching look

  3. : close watch : surveillance


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