rocket science


: the science of designing or building rockets
also : something that is very difficult to learn or understand
The job is challenging, but it's not exactly rocket science.

Examples of rocket science in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No pun intended, but overwhelming the Iron Dome is not rocket science...just rockets. Meg Kelly, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2023 Caro would probably spend a year in South Africa, get a graduate degree in rocket science, and take up deejaying to better understand Grimes. WIRED, 15 Sep. 2023 Common sense and simplicity were at the core of her namesake brand—with its array of nudes, pinks, and beiges—and her nine books that explained that makeup was not rocket science. Kathleen Hou, ELLE, 9 Sep. 2023 Now, the choice brand for accessible moneyed prep is in the midst of yet another grand reinvention, though its ethos isn’t rocket science: Blend the old with the new, and hope to please everybody. Maura Judkis, Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2023 But a better future for Florida isn’t rocket science. Time, 12 July 2023 Erecting a luxury hotel on the banks of this fabled waterway isn’t rocket science. Chadner Navarro, Travel + Leisure, 20 June 2023 And not to worry—our guide isn't rocket science or super cost effective. Joseph Cheatham, Men's Health, 11 June 2023 Admittedly, toast topped with other things isn’t exactly rocket science, but here are some ideas from our database that go beyond a smear of butter to get your creative juices flowing. Aaron Hutcherson, Washington Post, 15 May 2023 See More

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“Rocket science.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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