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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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You do not need to be a brain surgeon to understand it.
You must undergo many years of training to become a brain surgeon.
Vanessa Cole is the stunning debutante daughter of the famous brain surgeon Carter Cole.
I can't go out tomorrow and become a brain surgeon.
1/2 Another Day in the Frontal Lobe A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside By Katrina Firlik
If we accept egalitarianism at face value, we can conclude, all other things being equal, individuals with an IQ of 70 have the same chance of being a brain surgeon as individuals with an IQ of 149.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist or a brain surgeon to recognize that the word "forced" in FFT means just that--the prospect did not ask for the issues.
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 most talented and wonderful brain surgeon would get nowhere without a whole team of people, each meeting his or her own requirements.
Furthermore, in conducting our own due diligence, the caller who identified himself as a brain surgeon is not actually a neurosurgeon, nor was there any session at the recent Congress of Neurological Surgeons' scientific meeting in Washington, DC at which a purported government document calling for the rationing of neurosurgical care was discussed.