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Difference between Doctor’s orders and Just what the doctor ordered

doctor’s orders—said of smth. that one is strongly advised to do or of an order which cannot be evaded:

  • No one will be admitted. “Doctor’s orders,” they will be told.

just what the doctor orderedthat’s exactly what is wanted or needed:

  • The waiter brought her a drink. “Just what the doctor ordered,” she said, smiling at him.