When somebody says for example "That will happen overnight on Wednesday", do they mean it will happen on the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, or between Wednesday and Thursday?

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    Wednesday and Thursday – Jim Dec 22 '15 at 5:27

Definition of overnight is "for the duration of a night" from ThefreeDictionary

"That will happen overnight on Wednesday"

It means this will happen on night between Wednesday and Thursday.

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  • Sorry, did you mean Wednesday and Thursday, not Tuesday? – Greendrake Dec 22 '15 at 5:35
  • Yes see this ref. "At this very moment everything is standing awry to my eyes, for a man needs only to work late overnight in his writing of something or other for, in the morning, his eyes to be red, and the tears to be gushing from them in a way that makes him ashamed to be seen before strangers." – Ruban Savvy Dec 22 '15 at 5:41

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