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brain surgeon

Someone who is extremely intelligent and adept, usually used in a negative or rhetorical manner to indicate the opposite. You don't have to be a brain surgeon to use this device. Can I fix the computer? What do I look like, a brain surgeon?
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Perhaps it warms our hearts because half the people we meet, from brain surgeons to cab drivers, tell us how they want to write a book--as if it was roughly equivalent to wanting to tour Spain this year.
You do not need to be a brain surgeon to understand it.
You must undergo many years of training to become a brain surgeon. Training must be for a minimum of 14 years and can go on for up to 20 years.
In this inside look at the profession, Firlik demythologizes the field and posits the brain surgeon as part scientist, part clinician, and part mechanic.
IN THIS EXTRAORDINARY CALIFORNIA CASE A BRAIN SURGEON CHALLENGED THE QUALIFICATIONS OFTHE SURGEON APPOINTED HEAD OF CEDARS SINAI MEDICAL CENTER'S (CEDARS) DIVISION OF SKULL BASED SURGERY.
You don't have to be a brain surgeon to know that menstrual cramps are painful.
But the 16-year-old sophomore, who hopes to attend USC and become a brain surgeon, never wanted to be in the one-semester class.
Either way we should perhaps be bracing ourselves for the imminent revelation that Sam is really a brain surgeon, top comedy script writer and war hero.
The irate homeowner complained that the cost of fixing the plumbing was more than she would expect to pay a brain surgeon. The plumber quickly agreed and said that he had been a brain surgeon, but decided to shift his skills to a more lucrative career!
The most talented and wonderful brain surgeon would get nowhere without a whole team of people, each meeting his or her own requirements.
But he's also just passed an exam to go to university, with the long-term goal of becoming a research scientist, doctor and, ultimately, a brain surgeon.
The Dubliner told how a brain surgeon said he was "dual hemisperic" which enabled him to leave hospital in nine days.
A brain surgeon, in an audience I was speaking to recently, was fascinated to learn that the principle of dead heading is to prevent the plant putting its energy into trying to keep faded flower heads alive and instead it can put that energy into producing new, fresh blooms.
There's a scene in Steve Martin and Carl Reiner's 1983 comedy The Man with Two Brains in which Martin's character, the brilliant brain surgeon Dr.