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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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Credit unions aren't rocket science, and once McWatters learns the lay of the land, he may find the board member role isn't necessarily a full-time job.
The safety tips in Shemanski's Industrial Advantage program aren't rocket science.
Although the individual tasks aren't rocket science, the process as a whole is complex.
Status Quo's 12-bar rock riffs aren't rocket science, but they were never meant to be.
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Setting a SCSI ID, connecting a cable, and attaching a terminator aren't rocket science.