doctor's orders


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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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References in classic literature ?
What would the countess have done had she not been able sometimes to scold the invalid for not strictly obeying the doctor's orders?
Pollyanna, meanwhile, in accordance with the doctor's orders, was being escorted to John Pendleton's rooms.
The two sleepers, aroused by the terrible concussion, were at the doctor's orders in a moment.
The twelve precious publications which I had scattered through the house, on the previous day; all returned to me by the doctor's orders! Well might the youthful Samuel shrink when he brought his parcel into my room!
I've had rheumatics, weak legs, bad nights, and miss in the sulks--all from obeying the doctor's orders. And what is my reward?
"What I say is," her husband protested sullenly, "that we ought to wait for the doctor's orders. I'm against seeing a poor body like that jolted across the country in an open motor-car, in his state.
He sat up alone with him through the night, only ordering the housekeeper to lie down in her clothes, so as to be ready when he called her, alleging his own indisposition to sleep, and his anxiety to carry out the doctor's orders. He did carry them out faithfully, although Raffles was incessantly asking for brandy, and declaring that he was sinking away-- that the earth was sinking away from under him.
But when a quarter to nine struck, and he saw old Thomas beginning to fidget about with the keys in his hand, he thought of the Doctor's parting monition, and stopped the cornopean at once, notwithstanding the loud-voiced remonstrances from all sides; and the crowd scattered away from the close, the eleven all going into the School-house, where supper and beds were provided for them by the Doctor's orders.
I am transgressing the doctor's orders in seeing any body.
When she recovered, her head had been stripped of its beautiful hair by the doctor's order. The sacrifice had been necessary to save her life.
But availing himself of the doctor's order, the old man would not take any sustenance; at length (after nine days of despair and fasting), the old man died, cursing those who had caused his misery, and saying to Mercedes, `If you ever see my Edmond again, tell him I die blessing him.'" The abbe rose from his chair, made two turns round the chamber, and pressed his trembling hand against his parched throat.
Despite the MailSport columnist spending yesterday being updated on his side's success over the Buddies, the 46-year-old revealed he was still under strict doctor's orders.
The applications by Don Sears, his wife, Frankie, and son Todd were ruled flawed, and the state is demanding paperwork revisions, but the dispensary licenses for Todd Sears' THC Rx in West Memphis, Don Sears' Doctor's Orders Rx in Hot Springs and Frankie Sears' Pain Free Rx in Pine Bluff won't be affected.
"Imams said that medicines and even spirit can be used on doctor's orders. We prepared a list of families who refused vaccination and will hand over it to religious figures, heads of village councils and doctors to conduct awareness raising campaign with them.
'Doctor's orders: more breastmilk because she wants him to grow taller.'