rocket scientist



rocket scientist ‎(plural rocket scientists)

  1. (countable, colloquial) An astronautical engineer.
  2. (countable, idiomatic) Someone qualified to understand or handle that which is overly complex, detailed or confusing; a genius.
    You don't have to be a rocket scientist to see that that idea won't work.


Usage notesEdit

  • This phrase is usually used in a negative comparison, as in the example above, to show that something is (or should be) simple, straightforward, or obvious.

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