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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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Fish cookery isn't rocket science, but there are a few things to consider.
Ms Macdonald said: "IP isn't rocket science and our approach is, through education and awareness and simple tools of self-help, to enable designers to become IP savvy.
It isn't rocket science to realise that a PS1 billion cut in the city's budget is having a drastic economical effect on the city.
What they do isn't rocket science - techno with guitars.
And as befitting a man who works for a firm named after a basic tool for counting, he says that getting your finances in order really isn't rocket science.
Katy chief When you think about it this isn't rocket science and it won't cost us anything to implement.
have proved excellent at every task they've been given, and, contrary to what we're led to believe, investment banking isn't rocket science (though, as it so happens, there is a Latvian physicist working at my local car wash).
Breastfeeding may be an art, but it isn't rocket science, and needn't be made the domain of state-certified experts.
so it isn't rocket science that a risqu outfit at a big do may get you noticed - just ask Liz Hurley and her safety pin dress.
This kind of information isn't rocket science, but sometimes we all need to be reminded and that's what we hope Green Week can achieve.
I really want readers to understand that this isn't rocket science.
Portland Community College is proving that composting and creating an effective closed loop recycling system isn't rocket science.
SPACE exploration really isn't rocket science - that's the message from scientist Dr Brian Cox.
Financial aid isn't rocket science, but getting money for college will become a little less complicated for some University of Oregon students thanks to a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
I say more or less because this isn't rocket science and you need to work with the tools you have.