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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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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.
Doctors strongly urged patients to abide by doctors' orders and refrain from taking antibiotics at their own discretion.
DAVID CASSIDY defied doctors' orders to become Bray Wanderers' captain fantastic.
He had hoped to carry on against doctors' orders but was not well enough to perform.
According to McCartney, he would have forced himself to perform in Japan against his doctors' orders, but his staff, along with the medical team wouldn't allow him.
New York, May 17 ( ANI ): Beyonce defied doctors' orders and returned to the stage in Antwerp, Belgium, on Thursday, after postponing her concert the day before.
Summary: Katie Price has fuelled pregnancy rumours after pulling out of the London Marathon on doctors' orders.
The star cancelled her American dates on doctors' orders after injuring her back, but the European tour, including a performance at Cardiff International Arena on July 4, is not affected.
Minnelli was taken to a hospital in Gothenburg and later returned to the US on doctors' orders.
She was diagnosed with terminal cancer seven years ago but defied her illness - and often doctors' orders - to dedicate her life to raising money for charity.
I've had personal experience with one of the situations described in September's Best's Review cover article, "Doctors' Orders."
So I called her, and I said, "Look, if you follow doctors' orders, I'll split my vacation and come back through Dallas on the way home." She said that would be great.
And the doctors' orders mean he will not be with the team again this season.
His joint GP practice was selected for scrutiny by the BBC for the forthcoming Doctors' Orders, a six-part fly-on-the-wall series about a Somerset doctor and his four partners who not only minister to the needs of Minehead but also to the visitors at thelocal Butlins' camp.
Don't rely on memory, as doctors' orders may -- and often do -- change.