Meaning of “doctor's orders” in the English Dictionary

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"doctor's orders" in British English

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doctor's ordersnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˌdɒk.təz ˈɔː.dəz/ us /ˌdɑːk.tɚz ˈɔːr.dɚz/ mainly humorous

used to mean that you must do something because your doctor has told you to do it:

I have to take a week off work - doctor's orders!

(Definition of “doctor's orders” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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