Bandwagon, the

bandwagon, the


: the bandwagon phenomenon

noun phrase

The strong current popularity and impetus of a person, idea, party, etc: the Reagan bandwagon/ the antinuke bandwagon (1890s+)

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get on the bandwagon


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