just what the doctor ordered


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just what the doctor ordered

Fig. exactly what is required, especially for health or comfort. That meal was delicious, Bob. Just what the doctor ordered. Bob: Would you like something to drink? Mary: Yes, a cold glass of water would be just what the doctor ordered.
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just what the doctor ordered

exactly what is wanted or needed An evening without the kids was just what the doctor ordered. Related vocabulary: just the ticket
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just what the doctor ordered

Exactly what was needed. For example, This steak is just what the doctor ordered, or You've been a great help in our office-just what the doctor ordered. This expression alludes to a physician's prescription for a cure. [First half of 1900s]
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just what the doctor ordered

n. exactly what is needed. This nice cool beer is just what the doctor ordered.
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