We'll find out where the chips fall on election day.

This sentence can be rewritten as follows:

The election will clarify how the local residents feel about it.

Election day will clear up all the current uncertainties.

I wonder why there is no definite article before the phrase "election day."

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    Do we say "Christmas Day" or "the Christmas Day"? What about other holidays or proper nouns?
    – Catija
    Oct 17, 2016 at 22:51

1 Answer 1


Both the speaker and the audience know which "election day" is being talked about. In context, "Election Day" becomes the name of a day, similar to "Sunday", "Easter", "Thanksgiving", or "Christmas".

  • Many thanks for the answer that the phrase should be considered as one of those days like Sunday or Thanksgiving Day. As a non-native speaker of English, it would be helpful if native speakers would write the first letter of the phrase in capital.
    – Geo
    Oct 19, 2016 at 0:58

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