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1A medical practitioner qualified to perform surgical operations on the brain and other parts of the nervous system:‘a leading brain surgeon in Oxford’
- ‘Just as brain surgeons train beyond basic medicine, potential ballet teachers should have special training to mold dancers of the future.’
- ‘His mother developed Alzheimer's, and he has his brain surgeon visit his mum in her rest home.’
- ‘She learned where the best brain surgeons worked and what techniques they used.’
- ‘Merrick takes up his long-abandoned medical studies; after several years he becomes a famous brain surgeon.’
- ‘The parents are terrified, their fears not at all eased by being referred to a brain surgeon.’
- ‘The surgery would be so long that it would be done by two brain surgeons, working in shifts.’
- ‘The couple resigned themselves to following the doctors' advice when by chance a sister-in-law found an article about a pioneering British brain surgeon living in America.’
- ‘This is tantamount to distracting a brain surgeon just as he's reaching the area of the brain where the patient's trouble is.’
- ‘She was stabilised and taken by ambulance to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, where brain surgeons carried out two life-saving operations.’
- ‘He is a brain surgeon and a leading expert on the medicine behind motor sports.’
- 1.1informal [usually with negative] An exceptionally intelligent person:‘I'm hardly the staff brain surgeon’‘it doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out what is actually happening’
- ‘It doesn't take a brain surgeon to realize that word-of-mouth testimonials is one of the most effective types of advertising to bring new customers into your gallery.’
- ‘If half this was true, the players would need to be not only top athletes, but brain surgeons to remember all the plays as well.’
- ‘You don't need to be a brain surgeon to realise that cities with Bangalore's investment and growth potential require infrastructural support.’
- ‘Of course, if you are a brain surgeon, that's a different story, but for most of us, a little less than perfect can be more than adequate.’
- ‘I don't think it takes a brain surgeon to understand how to read a story.’
- ‘It doesn't take a brain surgeon to spot this lie.’
- ‘It doesn't take a rocket scientist or a brain surgeon to work out that if we allow health expenditure to continue to rise at its present rate, then our levels of taxation will have to increase.’
- ‘It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out that this is not the reality for the vast majority of students.’
- ‘You don't have to be a brain surgeon to know United will be hot favourites to win the game.’
- ‘You do not have to be a brain surgeon by any stretch of the imagination, but you have to be able to understand things.’
- ‘You don't have to be a brain surgeon to work out that this is my chance.’
- ‘You don't need to be a brain surgeon to realise that the more you save and the longer you save, the more you'll end up with.’
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