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Idioms

just what the doctor ordered

This page is about the idiom just what the doctor ordered

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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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