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doctor's orders

noun [plural] uk   /ˌdɒk.təˈzɔː.dəz/ us    /ˌdɑːk.tɚˈzɔːr.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!
Translations of “doctor's orders”
in Chinese (Traditional) (謹遵)醫囑…
in Chinese (Simplified) (谨遵)医嘱…
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