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    put under the microscope vs apply it to

    "We will put the situation under the microscope."
    Is frequently used? Is it correct to say "to apply the microscope to the situation"?
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    Re: put under the microscope vs apply it to

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "We will put the situation under the microscope."
    Is frequently used? Too often. It's a silly cliche.
    Is it correct to say "to apply the microscopr to the situation"? No.
    If you mean "examine it closely", perhaps that's what you should say.
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    Re: put under the microscope vs apply it to

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
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    "To apply the microscopr to the situation" this is never used?

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    Re: put under the microscope vs apply it to

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "To apply the microscopr to the situation" this is never used?
    I've never heard it, and the very few Google hits have it used literally.

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