One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be very beneficial or desirable under the circumstances.‘a 2–0 victory is just what the doctor ordered’
- ‘The style is apparently a cross between ancient tragedy and TV news, which sounds like exactly what the doctor ordered for a sultry summer weeknight.’
- ‘I was thinking that for urban paranoids who don't feel safe unless they're in the deepest part of their apartments, North Dakota is just what the doctor ordered.’
- ‘But if your taste buds are yearning for real Caribbean cooking then the spicy West Indian Pepperpot - cooked in the traditional way - is just what the doctor ordered.’
- ‘Holland struck the first blow for Midleton in the 23rd minute with a penalty but Carlow's response a few minutes later was just what the doctor ordered.’
- ‘A media-savvy leader with a vision, with seriousness of purpose, with honesty and decisiveness as his strongest points, a diplomat par excellence, he is exactly what the doctor ordered.’
- ‘I know killer heels aren't exactly what the doctor ordered, but I'll take the psychological boost any day.’
- ‘With the US economy shaky and major corporate scandals marring his first year in office, a winnable war against an old enemy is just what the doctor ordered.’
- ‘Now, my legs still burning from the climb up this hill, my face glowing from sun and wind, I decide that a little nap is just what the doctor ordered.’
- ‘Meantime, let's just say that London is exactly what the doctor ordered - in other words, I am very happy to be here.’
- ‘However, a nice mint herbal infusion to help the meal go down smoothly was just what the doctor ordered.’
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