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Come under a lot of scrutiny? #1 (permalink) Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:40 pm   Come under a lot of scrutiny?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #151 "Traveling Down Under: How can I immigrate to Australia?", question 3

The Australian Minister for ......... has come under a lot of scrutiny lately for her department's decision to issue refugee status to boat people from Papua.

(a) Immigrant
(b) Emigrant
(c) Colonization
(d) Immigration

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #151 "Traveling Down Under: How can I immigrate to Australia?", answer 3

The Australian Minister for Immigration has come under a lot of scrutiny lately for her department's decision to issue refugee status to boat people from Papua.

Correct answer: (d) Immigration
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Can you explain the meaning of the phrase "come under a lot of scrutiny", please?

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Come under a lot of scrutiny? #2 (permalink) Fri Dec 12, 2008 19:42 pm   Come under a lot of scrutiny?
 

Scrutiny means a close inspection, investigation, examination, inquiry or close careful look at.

So to come under scrutiny means that someone has become the subject of such a detailed investigation.
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Come under a lot of scrutiny? #3 (permalink) Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:14 pm   Come under a lot of scrutiny?
 

please explain: to issue refugee status to boat people = to define/signify refugee status to get on the boat people..?

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