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When you want to say that something is very easy to do or is especially easy to understand, you can use the English idiom It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to do something . For example:

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that you can’t spend more money than you earn.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tie a pair of shoes.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what went wrong.

Two other variations of this English idiom are
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to do something and It’s not rocket science, both of which mean the same thing as It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to do something. For example:

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to assemble Swedish furniture, although it might help.
Some people say that raising children
isn’t rocket science, but I am not sure.

The following video presents Ben Miller’s book
It’s Not Rocket Science. The comedian, physicist and author tests people’s knowledge of (supposedly simple) scientific facts.





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