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get (one's) prescription refilled

To go to or contact a pharmacy in order to buy another dose or set of doses of a medicine as prescribed by a doctor. Do you mind if we swing by the pharmacy on the way home? I ran out of painkillers this morning and need to get my prescription refilled. I tried to get my prescription refilled again, but the pharmacist said they couldn't do it more than twice.
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refill (one's) prescription

1. To fill and sell another dose or set of doses of a medicine as prescribed to one by a doctor. Because of the strength of the medication, I have to be there in person with ID each time they refill my prescription. We can only refill your prescription twice. After that, you'll need a new prescription from your doctor.
2. To go to or contact a pharmacy in order to buy another dose or set of doses of a medicine as prescribed by a doctor. Do you mind if we swing by the pharmacy on the way home? I need to refill my prescription before I forget. I tried to refill my prescription again, but the pharmacist said they couldn't do it more than twice.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

refill a prescription

sell a second or subsequent set of doses of a medicine upon a doctor's orders. The pharmacy refused to refill my prescription because it has expired. If you want the drugstore to refill your prescription, just give them the prescription number over the telephone.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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