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I know there's the expression "weather permitting", but I want to use it like this:

I plan to go on a bike ride tomorrow, so let's hope the weather ____!

Is there a word more idiomatic than "permits" for this context?

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  • I'm not sure I understand your question. Do you want a single word that fits your given blank? Or do you want to use "weather permitting"? – NVZ Jul 22 '17 at 15:58
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I most often hear (and say) let's hope the weather cooperates in this context. It's a slight bit of anthropomorphism, as if "the weather" is a capricious being who might or might not agree to help out with our plans. It's nicely general, so it can apply equally to hoping for cool, dry weather for a bike ride or very hot weather for a day at the beach or lots of snowfall for a ski trip.

The other common way of doing this is to reference the current weather; so if it's already fair the day before your planned expedition, you could say something like let's hope the weather stays nice, but if it's raining today you would say something like let's hope the weather improves.

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I've heard "suits" used in this case. Sentence structure could be altered to use adjectives of suitable, such as "fitting."

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To fit your sentence as it is:

I plan to go on a bike ride tomorrow, so let's hope the weather holds!

Ref: TFD

  1. a. To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition:
    hopes the weather will hold.
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"I plan to go on a bike ride tomorrow, so let's hope the weather is ideal." You'll often here on weather reports the meteorologist saying, "Ideal weather tomorrow" or "Ideal conditions for..."

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Simply this way:

I plan to go on a bike ride tomorrow, weather permitting.

Ref: Macmillan

used for saying that something will happen if bad weather does not prevent it
The game starts at 11 o’clock, weather permitting.

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