micromanaging

micromanage

[mahy-kroh-man-ij]
verb (used with object), micromanaged, micromanaging.
to manage or control with excessive attention to minor details.

Origin:
1985–90

micromanagement, noun
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micromanage (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌmænɪdʒ)
 
vb
(tr) to control (a business or project) with excessive attention to minor details

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micromanage
by 1982, from micro- + manage. Related: Micromanagement; micromanaging.
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