Meaning of “take a long, hard look at sth” in the English Dictionary

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"take a long, hard look at sth" in British English

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take a long, hard look at sth

to examine something very carefully in order to improve it in the future:

We need to take a long, hard look at the way we control gun ownership.

(Definition of “take a long, hard look at sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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