a party, cause, movement, etc., that by its mass appeal or strength readily attracts many followers: After it became apparent that the incumbent would win, everyone decided to jump on the bandwagon.
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How to use bandwagon in a sentence
Not surprisingly, more and more investors are now jumping on what can still seem like a techy, trendy bandwagon.Bitcoin’s Blowing Up, and That’s Good News for Human Rights. Here’s Why | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | February 10, 2021 | Singularity Hub
In Paris, other groups are jumping on the bandwagon, with messages about veganism or Uighur repression.
Even the New York Philharmonic has jumped on the bandwagon with its series of pickup truck throw-downs.WNO pop-up opera truck delivers music to the public, but it’s not a perfect fit | Michael Andor Brodeur | October 28, 2020 | Washington Post
One explanation for falling off the prevention bandwagon comes down to two important predictors of health behaviors.Sick Of COVID-19? Here’s Why You Might Have Pandemic Fatigue | LGBTQ-Editor | October 24, 2020 | No Straight News
Google is pitching its newest Nest Thermostat as an entry-level gadget intended for people curious to jump aboard the so-called smart-home bandwagon.Google’s new Nest Thermostat is geared toward smart-home newbies | jonathanvanian2015 | October 12, 2020 | Fortune
I personally plead guilty to jumping on that bandwagon without thinking fully about what I was doing.Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage | Arthur Chu | October 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Not as any kind of bandwagon, but just as a kind of natural evolution.Martin Amis Talks About Nazis, Novels, and Cute Babies | Ronald K. Fried | October 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Non-profits and governments may even need to get on the bandwagon.
But many conventional doctors are also fed up and are jumping on the “alt med” bandwagon.
The test came back negative, but she still jumped on the bandwagon, becoming an avid fan of gluten-free eating.
The realists had won; the rest climbed on the bandwagon but quick; and the temple was cleansed.Question of Comfort | Les Collins
Should he jump on the bandwagon of advancement to the stars, hoping to catch the imagination of the voters by it?Progress Report | Mark Clifton
There's something in an Irishman that drives him into the bandwagon.Cappy Ricks Retires | Peter B. Kyne
Gid's not to say a teetotaler, but he had to climb into the bandwagon skiff or sink outen sight.Rose of Old Harpeth | Maria Thompson Daviess
Her eyes were set on the bias and she was painted more colors than a bandwagon.The Slim Princess | George Ade
British Dictionary definitions for bandwagon
US a wagon, usually high and brightly coloured, for carrying the band in a parade
jump on the bandwagon, climb on the bandwagon or get on the bandwagon to join or give support to a party or movement that seems to be assured of success
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