on the bandwagon
- An example of a bandwagon is when a sports team is winning and local fans begin to support the team.
- An example of a bandwagon is the colorful carriage that leads a circus parade.
The definition of a bandwagon is a popular cause that people join, or a wheeled mode of transportation that carries a musical act from place to place.
a decorated wagon for a band of musicians to ride in, as in a parade
Informal on the popular or apparently winning side, as in an election
- An elaborately decorated wagon used to transport musicians in a parade.
- Informal A cause or party that attracts increasing numbers of adherents: young voters climbing aboard the party's bandwagon.
- Informal A current trend: “Even brand-name [drug] companies … have jumped on the generics bandwagon” ( Beth Howard )
- Considering so many celebrities have hopped aboard the perfume bandwagon and added their names to everything from perfume to lipstick, it almost seems unbelievable that a trailblazer like Madonna would not have done it first.
- That doesn't mean you should jump on the bandwagon; long-term success rates aren't very good, and any current customer/user who get spam from you may be less than thrilled.
- Other makeup companies are jumping on the free sample bandwagon, with everyone from Philosophy and Sephora to Cover Girl and Jane offering free try-outs and 2-for-1 deals.
- Its transition from runway to real world has been quite simple, thanks in great part to the numerous designers who have hopped on the bandwagon, designing affordable wedge booties in plentiful colors and materials.
- Some people say they would prefer to buy organics from companies that are 100 percent committed to organics, rather than those who hopped on the bandwagon when organics became more mainstream.