just what the doctor ordered

Definition of just what the doctor ordered

informal
:exactly what is wanted or needed
  • A day at the beach was just what the doctor ordered.

Word by Word Definitions

just play
  1. : having a basis in or conforming to fact or reason : reasonable

  2. : conforming to a standard of correctness : proper

  3. : faithful to an original

  1. : exactly, precisely

  2. : very recently

  3. : by a very small margin : barely

  1. : archaic variant of joust

what play
  1. used as an interrogative expressing inquiry about the identity, nature, or value of an object or matter

  2. often used to ask for repetition of an utterance or part of an utterance not properly heard or understood

  3. : who

  1. : why

  2. : in what respect : how

  1. used as an interrogative expressing inquiry about the identity, nature, or value of a person, object, or matter

  2. : how remarkable or striking for good or bad qualities

  3. : whatever

doctor play
  1. : an eminent theologian declared a sound expounder of doctrine by the Roman Catholic Church —called also doctor of the church

  2. : a learned or authoritative teacher

  3. : a person who has earned one of the highest academic degrees (such as a PhD) conferred by a university

  1. : to give medical treatment to

  2. : to restore to good condition : repair

  3. : to adapt or modify for a desired end by alteration or special treatment

ordered play
  1. : characterized by order: such as

  2. : marked by regularity or discipline

  3. : marked by regular or harmonious arrangement or disposition


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