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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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It is not rocket science, but this common sense approach is often what helps us forge and maintain relationships that span generations.
House cleaning is not rocket science,'' said Marla Cilley, otherwise known as the FlyLady (a nickname earned from her love of fly fishing).