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"science" idioms...

See also, the Phrase Thesaurus list of phrases that contain the word science

and, a list of phrases that relate in some way the word science

" Its not rocket science "
Meaning:
Said of something that isn't complex or difficult to understand.
Example:
A twenty page handbook of instructions to erect a tent! How difficult can it be? Its not exactly rocket science.
Where did it originate?:
America, late 20th century.
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More idioms about:   technology  
" The acid test "
Meaning:
1. A scientific test to distinguish between gold and base metals. 2. A conclusive test to determine the validity of a claim.
Example:
1. We found a mineral that looked valuable but it might be fools gold - we need to give it the acid test. 2. The acid test of the quality of a singer is to ask them to sing unaccompanied.
Where did it originate?:
USA, mid-19th century.
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