just what the doctor ordered

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - just what the doctor ordered

"just what the doctor ordered"

exactly what is needed or wanted


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - just what the doctor ordered

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I am getting really frustrated with trying to figure out this problem.

Colleague 2:  Well, you've been concentrating on it all morning. Perhaps it is time to take a break, go for lunch and clear your mind.

Colleague 1:  I think that may be just what the doctor ordered. After lunch, I can come back and make a fresh start.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - just what the doctor ordered

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Oh, man! It is so very hot today.

Friend 2:  I brought you a nice cold beer.

Friend 1:  Thanks. That is just what the doctor ordered. You are such a good friend.

Friend 2:  No problem. There is nothing like a very cold beer on a super hot day.

just what the doctor ordered - Usage:


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just what the doctor ordered - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for just what the doctor ordered.

just what the doctor ordered - Examples:

1)  In a period of political turmoil, they were perhaps just what the doctor ordered. The applause was long and loud.

2)  However, going to bed angry could actually be just what the doctor ordered. You might need some time to cool off and think before discussing the issue ...

3)  ... looking to diversify your portfolio, health-care stocks may be just what the doctor ordered. From blue-chip, dividend-paying multinationals to ...

4)  ... fan of ale then maybe the Route 37 Beer Festival is just what the doctor ordered.

5)  In my mind, that extra bit of pressure could be just what the doctor ordered and give the player that little nudge to help him over that final hurdle.

6)  He made every contribution count and his goal was just what the doctor ordered when the game was slipping away from Clare. 

7)  ... million in youth employment support funding under the Federal Budget is just what the doctor ordered. And with a youth unemployment rate of 28% and rising, ...

8)  Zimmerman said tax cuts for small and medium-sized businesses were "just what the doctor ordered". It's been a hard year to be a retailer.

9)  ... an escape from her daily routine, which she said was just what the doctor ordered. "It was so nice to take time out for myself, with ...

10)  A funny quirk found by an iPhone user may be just what the doctor ordered, freeing up just enough memory to fire off a few more shots or minutes ...

11)  ... if not a little indulgent, creamy pasta dish is just what the doctor ordered! It uses what I feel is an under-rated and under-utilised herb - tarragon.

12)  Bold colours, fresh palettes, and an overall refresh is just what the doctor ordered when it comes to bringing some new life into your space, ...

13)  It was just what the doctor ordered for Whyte, who has been looking for competition to push his times down.

14)  Having role models to inspire youngsters is just what the doctor ordered as far as transformation goes.

15)  ... is back at home and resting, and this may be just what the doctor ordered -- literally -- to get him back on the right path.

16)  All in all, our first Welcombe Spa experience was just what the doctor ordered -- and most definitely won't be our last. Any stress had been left ...

17)  I know my sabbatical road trip of a lifetime was just what the doctor ordered (literally). It has helped me gain a greater understanding of life ...

18)  ... to manage your arthritis, eating the right foods may be just what the doctor ordered.

19)  ... certainly a night filled with lots of fun and frolics and just what the doctor ordered, with plenty of laughter.

20)  Some fresh blood might be just what the doctor ordered for Munster who failed to progress in this season's Champions Cup.