Took a long hard look at - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
take a long, hard look at (something) (redirected from took a long hard look at)
take a long, hard look at (something)
To examine something very closely and thoroughly. After the data breach, the company is going to have to take a long hard look at their security measures. If you think that kind of behavior is OK, you need to take a long hard look at your ethics.
take a long (cool/hard) ˈlook at something think about a problem or possibility very carefully: After taking a long hard look at the cost of employing an extra person, we decided against it. ♢ We need to take a long look at the plan before we make a decision.