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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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Add lengthy gear ratios and energy-saver tyres from Michelin, to go with the smaller diameter wheels, and it isn't rocket science.
America Works CEO Peter Coves demonstrates that not only is there a business opportunity in getting people to enter the world of employment, but that it isn't rocket science.
IT isn't rocket science, however much MIS people pretend otherwise.