jump on the bandwagon
This week’s Idiom of the Week is: “jump on the bandwagon”.
“Jump on the bandwagon” is a saying that is used to refer to someone who becomes part of “the newest activity” because many other people have done so as well.
Many years ago candidates for political office in the U.S. 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 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”.
Here is the idiom being used in a sentence:
Last year nobody liked my idea of a school carnival. Now everyone wants to jump on the bandwagon.