it doesn't take a rocket scientist (to do something)

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it doesn't take a rocket scientist (to do something)

One doesn't have to be particularly intelligent to be able to do or understand something. I doesn't take a rocket scientist to learn how to change the oil in your car. How has he not learned how to check his email yet? It doesn't take a rocket scientist.
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No, but, like I say, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that this would be a bad move.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see a causal link between Buchanan's New Hampshire primary victory and the urge to relinquish one's brain.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that paying a profit to another company's shareholders is going to have an effect on your bottom line.
Dick wants us to know who these people are, but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that the MPAA's policy of shielding its members' identities is actually a good idea.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that parcel taxes are highly regressive.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that the funding formula doesn't make sense.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that adding more red buses to existing routes will do nothing to alleviate traffic and will only exacerbate it.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out the basic solution to California's budget woes.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see how easily a terrorist could persuade two people to vouch for his identity.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that the perfect nickname for the new Triple-A baseball team coming to Albuquerque, N.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to recognize the defense that is being established for this traitor.
Of course, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that ``Lucky Numbers'' comes at a critical career juncture for Travolta, fresh off the disastrous ``Battlefield Earth.
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