[ mahy-kroh-man-ij ]
/ ˈmaɪ kroʊˌmæn ɪdʒ /
verb (used with object), mi·cro·man·aged, mi·cro·man·ag·ing.
to manage or control with excessive attention to minor details.
Origin of micromanage
First recorded in 1985–90
Related formsmi·cro·man·age·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for micromanage
/ (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌmænɪdʒ) /
(tr) to control (a business or project) with excessive attention to minor details
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Word Origin and History for micromanage
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