be just what the doctor ordered

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be just what the doctor ordered

To be exactly what one needed or wanted. The phrase does not usually refer to one's actual medical needs. I've been working on this paper all week, so a night out with friends is just what the doctor ordered! This beach vacation was just what the doctor ordered—I've never felt more relaxed.
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be just what the doctor ordered

  (humorous)
to be exactly what is wanted or needed 'Andy's making us some lunch.' 'Great, just what the doctor ordered.' A night out on their own was just what the doctor ordered.
See also: doctor, just, order, what