it doesn't take a rocket scientist to

it doesn't take a rocket scientist to do something

also you don't have to be a rocket scientist to do something
it is easy to understand something It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that fewer and fewer schools can afford to maintain competitive athletic programs.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the form it's not rocket science: A five year old could put this puzzle together - it's not rocket science.
See also: rocket, scientist, take
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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 see that our most important priorities should be jobs and education, but it does require representatives who are in touch and honest with the people they represent," Staggers said.
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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