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Idioms and Phrases with just what the doctor ordered

just what the doctor ordered

Exactly what was needed. For example, This steak is just what the doctor ordered, or You've been a great help in our office—just what the doctor ordered. This expression alludes to a physician's prescription for a cure. [First half of 1900s]

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