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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BANDWAGON

There's something in an Irishman that drives him into the bandwagon.

Her eyes were set on the bias and she was painted more colors than a bandwagon.

Gid's not to say a teetotaler, but he had to climb into the bandwagon skiff or sink outen sight.

Should he jump on the bandwagon of advancement to the stars, hoping to catch the imagination of the voters by it?

The realists had won; the rest climbed on the bandwagon but quick; and the temple was cleansed.

WORD ORIGIN

also band-wagon, 1855, American English, from band (n.2) + wagon, originally a large wagon used to carry the band in a circus procession; as these also figured in celebrations of successful political campaigns, being on the bandwagon came to represent "attaching oneself to anything that looks likely to succeed," a usage first attested 1899 in writings of Theodore Roosevelt.

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