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Jump on the Bandwagon

The phrase 'Jump on the Bandwagon' means to join in a popular activity.

Example of Use: "So many people are trying to quit smoking that I might as well jump on the bandwagon and quit as well."

Interesting fact about Jump on the Bandwagon

The origin of the idiom 'jump on the bandwagon' is an interesting one. In nineteenth century America, a 'bandwagon' was a horse-drawn wagon with a platform for a group of musicians (a band) that often preceded a circus parade. The phrase was first seen in 1848, when a famous clown named Dan Rice would use his circus bandwagon to transport politicians around town while the music attracted the public to an area where campaign speeches were being given.