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    #1

    the weather hits the spot

    Hello.

    I want to say that the weather is very, very suitable for something. For example, for walking or for sitting in the park and drinking coffee.

    Can I use the idiom "hit the spot"?

    1. The weather hits the spot for walking.

    2. The weather hits the spot for curling in the bed.

    3. The weather hits the spot for drinking coffee in the park.

    4. The weather hits the spot for a picnic.


    If that doesn't work, what can I use which means the weather is right, nice and suitable for a particular activity?

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    Re: the weather hits the spot

    I can confidently say that I have never used "The weather hits the spot" in my life, nor have I heard anyone else use it. It doesn't mean "suitable for". It's used to describe something that really satisfies a particularly craving, need or desire. It's usually used for food, drink or some sort of pampering (like a massage).

    I've had a terrible day at work. That glass of wine really hit the spot.
    She had been craving junk food all day so that burger and fries really hit the spot.
    My back has been killing me for days so I booked a deep tissue massage. It certainly hit the spot!

    We don't feel the need to be so flowery or poetic in your original context. Just say "The weather is perfect/ideal for walking/curling up in bed/drinking coffee in the park/a picnic".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: the weather hits the spot

    It sounds like you drank the weather.

    - The weather was perfect for . . . .
    - The weather was ideal for . . . .
    - It was a perfect day for . . . .
    - It was an ideal day for . . . .
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: the weather hits the spot

    Thanks folks.

    What about this?

    The weather lends itself well to walking in the park.

    I know it's formal, but does it work?

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    #5

    Re: the weather hits the spot

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Thanks folks.

    What about this?

    The weather lends itself well to walking in the park.

    I know it's formal, but does it work?
    It makes sense and is grammatical, but it's not very natural. How about: It's a great/wonderful/fantastic/perfect day for a walk in the park.

    Tell us more about what you're trying to do here.
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    Re: the weather hits the spot

    I was looking for an idiom. In my language we have an idiom for this which can be used for both the weather and also food and drink.
    I guess there isn't an equivalent for this in English.

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    Re: the weather hits the spot

    You could say the weather was just right.

    Also, you could say:

    It was made to order.
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    Re: the weather hits the spot

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    You could say the weather was just right.

    Also, you could say:

    It was made to order.
    I would say "the weather is perfect/ideal/conducive for something".
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: the weather hits the spot

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    I would say "the weather is [...] conducive for something".
    I wouldn't.
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    Re: the weather hits the spot

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I wouldn't.
    Okay, that should have been "conducive to something". I mistakenly applied the same preposition to all three adjectives.
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