hitch wagon to

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hitch your wagon to somebody/something

  also hitch your wagon to a star
to try to become successful by becoming involved with someone or something that is already successful or has a good chance of becoming successful He wisely decided to hitch his wagon to the environmentalist movement, which was then gaining support throughout the country. She hitched her wagon to a rising young star on the music scene.
See also: hitch, wagon