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climb on the bandwagon

To join or follow something once it is successful or popular. I can't stand these people who just climb on the bandwagon after a win. Where were they last year when the team was terrible? A: "I thought your mom hated that candidate." B: "Well, he's the president now, so she's climbed on the bandwagon."
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*on the bandwagon

Fig. on the popular side (of an issue); taking a popular position. (*Typically: be ~; climb ~; get ~; hop ~; jump ~.) You really should get on the bandwagon. Everyone else is. Jane has always had her own ideas about things. She's not the kind of person to jump on the bandwagon.
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jump on the bandwagon

also get on the bandwagon
to support something that is popular Publishers jumped on the CD-ROM bandwagon even though they didn't know if they could sell CD-ROMs.
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get/jump/leap on the bandwagon

to become involved in an activity which is successful so that you can get the advantages of it yourself The success of the product led many companies to jump on the bandwagon. Publishers are rushing to get on the CD-ROM bandwagon.
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on the bandwagon, get

Also, climb or hop or jump on the bandwagon . Join a cause or movement, as in More and more people are getting on the bandwagon to denounce cigarette smoking. This expression alludes to a horse-drawn wagon carrying a brass band, used to accompany candidates on campaign tours in the second half of the 1800s. By about 1900 it was extended to supporting a campaign or other cause.
See also: get, on

on the bandwagon

mod. with the majority; following the latest fad. (Often with hop, get, climb, or jump.) Tom always has to climb on the bandwagon. He does no independent thinking.
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