climb on the bandwagon

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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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climb/jump on the ˈbandwagon

(informal, disapproving) do something that others are already doing because it is successful or fashionable: As soon as their policies became popular, all the other parties started to climb on the bandwagon.At political celebrations in the USA, there was often a band on a large decorated vehicle (= a bandwagon). If somebody joined a particular ‘bandwagon’, they publicly supported that politician in order to benefit from their success.
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It is no surprise that Labour MPs Kevan Jones and Chi Onwurah climbed on the bandwagon.
In 1978, even Harold Prince, an architect of the "concept" musicals that had helped eclipse lap on Broadway, climbed on the bandwagon and included a quartet of tapping porters in On the Twentieth Century.
Wenger's team reeled off a 13-match unbeaten run from the start of the season but after so many climbed on the bandwagon, they have lost seven of the last 15 in all competitions.