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Friday, 18 May 2007

Phrase of the Day 84: 'jump on the bandwagon'

"to jump on the bandwagon"


definition: to become part of the newest activity because many other people are.

(přidat se k úspěšné/vítězné stranì)

example: "Martin doesn't really like that film; he is just jumping on the bandwagon"

origin: Many years ago candidates for political offices in the United States often rode through town in horse-drawn wagons on which a band was playing music to attract a crowd. If the candidate was popular, people would jump up onto his bandwagon to show their support. Today we say that people who are getting involved in any activity that looks like it’s going to succeed are "jumping on the bandwagon."

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