Rocket scientist
Rocket scientist Rock"et sci"en*tist, n. a very intelligent person; -- used mostly in the phrases: ``you don't have to be a rocket scientist to . . .'' and ``it doesn't take a rocket scientist to . . .'', meaning that the subject that follows is easy to understand. [PJC]

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