Meaning of under the microscope in English:

under the microscope

Translate under the microscope into Spanish


  • Being subjected to critical examination or analysis.

    ‘aspects of our operations will be put under the microscope’
    • ‘love, marriage, and money come under the microscope’
    • ‘Each week a topical subject was put under the microscope and debated by way of historical writings.’
    • ‘The US battle plans have been widely leaked and put under the microscope by Western military analysts.’
    • ‘All current spending has to be put under the microscope, with a thorough examination across all spending heads.’
    • ‘The California law has predictably been thrust under the microscope since its usage in this monumental trial.’
    • ‘The state of roads across the city will come under the microscope at tomorrow's Environment and Transport Scrutiny Panel meeting.’
    • ‘Northern Rock will kick off the bank reporting season this week, bringing the state of the housing market back under the microscope.’
    • ‘One of last century's most potent literary and political figures is put under the microscope in this prize-winning biography.’
    • ‘I know I'm generalizing, but this show puts these tendencies under the microscope.’
    • ‘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.’
    exploratory, investigational, probing, fact-finding, trial and error