just what the doctor ordered

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This page is about the idiom just what the doctor ordered.

Meaning: You can say something was just what the doctor ordered when it was exactly what was needed.

For example:

  • That was a great meal, Ken. Just what the doctor ordered!

  • Kathie said she had a great time at the beach. After all those problems at work it was just what the doctor ordered.

Quick Quiz:

Monica smiled and said, "That was just what the doctor ordered," after I had

a. given her some medicine

b. massaged her shoulders

c. broken her best Chinese vase

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Contributor: Matt Errey