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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To direct or control the activities of a group or enterprise to an excessive degree and with excessive attention to detail.

Usage examples (39)
  • He wants to redefine the role of local board members to end what he calls micromanagement of personnel, facilities and details best left to the superintendent.
  • I'd argue that micromanagement is generally a bad idea.
  • It supports public spending but knows micromanagement from the centre does not work.
  • But the Commissioner has no interest in long term micromanagement of any of the clubs. for more
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