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jump on the bandwagon

Meaning: If someone jumps on the bandwagon, they join a movement or follow a fashion that has recently become popular.

For example:

  • It seems that politicians all over the world are now jumping on the "war on terror" bandwagon.

  • I remember when punk became popular, lots of long-haired hippies jumped on the bandwagon and cut their hair short and wore black clothes.

Quick Quiz:

When political correctness became popular in the nineties, millions of people jumped on the bandwagon and
  1. said it was incorrect
  2. became politically correct
  3. corrected people's politics

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