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Idioms

jump on the bandwagon

This page is about the idiom 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

a. said it was incorrect

b. became politically correct

c. corrected people's politics

Idiom of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey