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rocket science

A pursuit, activity, or endeavor that requires extraordinary skill or intelligence. Most often used in the negative to imply the opposite. Look, all you need to do is reformat the hard drive on your computer. It isn't rocket science! I thought it would be simple enough to fix the car's engine on my own, but this turned out to be like rocket science to me!
See also: rocket, science
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Rocket Science is just one educational project from a programme developed by the UK Space Agency to celebrate British astronaut Tim Peake's mission to the International Space Station.
Rocket Science is just one educational project from a programme developed by the UK Space Agency to celebrate Tim Peake's Principia mission to the ISS and inspire young people to look into careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, including horticulture.
Schools can still apply to take part in Rocket Science at rhs.
It's not rocket science, Mum, you can surely learn that much
Chief scientist Alan Timothy, who led a management buy-out at Rocket Science in 1992, said: "It is the only reporting system of its kind and is proving invaluable to management by providing data that can help increase the company's sales and ultimately profits.
Achieving this, even without using Flash, is not exactly rocket science so you wonder why.
Carson explains the foundations of rocket science and the moon landings.
She sees 2006 as a pivotal year, based on two new films that are currently underway: Rocket Science, slated to come out in the fall, and Exactly Like You, expected to be out next year.
Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science * M.
I would like to thank everyone at Thrasher--all of the photographers, filmers, and skaters--for making the Rocket Science video.
While a lot of this knowledge is not rocket science, I've never seen it presented so succinctly.
David Lichtenstein, Chairman and Principal of The Lightstone Group, commented, "This isn't rocket science.
around (in the place of "about"), awesome, ballpark figure, basically, basis ("on a weekly basis" in place of "weekly" and so on), bear with me, between a rock and a hard place, blue sky (thinking), boggles the mind, bottom line, crack troops, diamond geezer (that's a new one to this American who hasn't been in England for years), epicentre (used incorrectly), glass half full (or half empty), going forward, I hear what you're saying, in terms of, it's not rocket science, literally, move the goal-posts, ongoing, prioritise, pushing the envelope, singing from the same hymn sheet, the fact of the matter is, thinking outside the box, to be honest, to be perfectly honest, touch base, up to (in place of "about"), and value-added (in general use).
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