under a/the microscope

under a/the microscope
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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Main Entry:microscope

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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