be not rocket science

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be not rocket science

To not be a pursuit, activity, or endeavor that requires extraordinary skill or intelligence. Look, all you need to do is reformat the hard drive on your computer. It isn't rocket science! Sure, it took a little bit of time to figure out, but reinstalling the modem wasn't rocket science or anything.
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not rocket science

If you say that something isn't rocket science, you mean that it is easy or obvious. It isn't rocket science to figure out that you will sell more sweets if you put them where small children will see them. People should be able to fill in the forms themselves — this isn't rocket science. Note: You can use expressions such as it doesn't take or you don't have to be a rocket scientist to point out that something is very easy or obvious. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why he's so angry. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to work it out. Note: The expression rocket scientist, meaning `very clever person', is used in various other structures. Now I'm no rocket scientist, but even I could see those figures looked way too high.
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It's not rocket science, but it's starting to pay dividends," he said.
It's not rocket science, it's easy to do Take heed of this if it applies to you.
We understand what we have to do, it's not rocket science.
So it's important to put the fair back, re-model the Suncentre - it's not rocket science.
Wallasey It's not rocket science, you don't need a university education to put a cross on a piece of paper
It's not rocket science but rocket boosters Britain needs from the Chancellor next week - not more tax breaks for millionaires.
Two to three good clerks could do the lot a whole lot easier - it's not rocket science.
It's not rocket science to get somebody to work out how much you are spending on utilities.
It's not rocket science, but it obviously hasn't occurred to Charles Clarke, the PM or any of Britain's top cops.
It's not rocket science, it's going to come from tax rises and cuts
If a game like this can attract nearly 2,500 people, which I might add is more than the attendance for 'home' games at Sixfields, then it's not rocket science to see that the numbers would turn out to watch the mighty Sky Blues play.
Live within your means and everything will be fine, it's not rocket science.
It's not rocket science, it's just what ordinary people need their politicians to deliver in order to improve their lives.
They closed the public toilets next door to the library six years ago, now they have to keep their Like I say, it's not rocket science is it?
Swill tins and jars around the washing-up bowl and stick them in the box, it's not rocket science but it is just as important.
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