To join a particular cause or political party: “When the party leader saw how popular the opposition was becoming, he decided to climb on the bandwagon and offer his full support to his opponent.”
get on the bandwagon
- Climb someone
verb phrase To reprimand severely; Chew Out, ream •Climb over someone’s frame has the same sense in college slang of the 1890s: The old man really climbed me for that stupid trick (WWI Army)
- Climb the wall
verb phrase To become frantic, esp from frustration or anxiety; GO OUT OF one’s SKULL: By the time the cops came I was about to climb the wall (1970s+)
[klahym] /klaɪm/ noun 1. . /klaɪm/ noun 1. (poetic) a region or its climate n. 1540s, shortening of climate (or a nativization of Latin clima). It might usefully take up the old, abandoned “horizontal region of the earth” sense of climate, but it is used chiefly by the poets and with no evident agreement on […]
clin- pref. Variant of clino-.