I was racking my brain to make the title clear but I don’t know how to name this article problem. It’s about a noun + of + noun. Let me give some examples.
Song of the day.
Man of the year.
King of the country.
Master of the universe.
These phrases tend to be used with the zero article for the first noun. I probably see a pattern in the first two, but, again it cannot beat ‘the soup of the day’, for example.
Can you please explain the rule or how to understand such phenomena?