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micromanage

[mahy-kroh-man-ij] /ˈmaɪ kroʊˌmæn ɪdʒ/
verb (used with object), micromanaged, micromanaging.
1.
to manage or control with excessive attention to minor details.
Origin
1985-1990
1985-90
Related forms
micromanagement, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for micromanaging

micromanage

/ˈmaɪkrəʊˌmænɪdʒ/
verb
1.
(transitive) to control (a business or project) with excessive attention to minor details
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Word Origin and History for micromanaging

micromanage

v.

by 1982, from micro- + manage (v.). Related: Micromanagement; micromanaged; micromanaging.

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