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doctor's orders

Instructions given by one's doctor. Acting upon my doctor's orders, I cleared my schedule and spent the week recuperating at home. Samantha, you need to stay off your foot and use your crutches—doctor's orders, remember?
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doctor's orders something

that one is strongly advised to do as ordered or as if ordered by a doctor. I have to spend a month in Arizona. Doctor's orders. I'm doing this on doctor's orders, but I don't like it.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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But as this sort of life was bad for his health, the doctors ordered him horse exercise, and he soon became a first-rate rider, and used to go out for long excursions on horseback, accompanied always by his father's stud-groom and a numerous retinue.
* Doctors Orders RX, 100% owned by Don Sears, located in Hot Springs; and
Speaking to the media Javed said, Nawaz is being kept in Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) on doctors orders and he will be there till the doctors say otherwise.
However, Tuilagi waited until the final whistle to undergo treatment after refusing doctors orders and donning a makeshift bandage.
doctors orders after being taken ill while appearing in a play.
Doctors Orders is Vets In Practice for GPs and at times it is difficult to tell the difference.
Lines of customers formed at Doctors Orders RX and Green Springs Medical, both in Hot Springs.
We don't have time to give reports to you,'" said Bailey Moll of JPJ Consulting of Little Rock, a spokesman for Doctors Orders RX, the first dispensary to open, with a few customers on May 10.
'They've even fitted me with a new tongue which, against doctors orders, has been getting plenty of exercise!'