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 ?
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.
I've had rheumatics, weak legs, bad nights, and miss in the sulks--all from obeying the doctor's orders.
What I say is," her husband protested sullenly, "that we ought to wait for the doctor's orders.
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.
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.
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.
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The 'Boom Clap' hit-maker took to Twitter and announced that she has been forced to cancel two concerts in Japan because of the doctor's orders.
Though there's no doubt in Belo's commitment for national cause, he said that his hands are tied as he will have to follow the doctor's orders on whether he will be available in time for the 2017 Seaba Championships in May.
I hate to be told I can't do something, but under doctor's orders to allow me time to recuperate I am being forced to postpone the intense three shows in a row in cities which have only ever shown me unconditional support.
EIGHTIES pop star Steve Strange will defy doctor's orders and perform at a gig in Birmingham tomorrow night.