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Jump on the band-wagon

Posted by ESC on October 24, 2008 at 16:30

In Reply to: Jump on the band-wagon posted by Lewis on October 24, 2008 at 15:50:

: I've only just wondered when and where the phrase to 'jump on the band-wagon' - meaning to follow something after it has become successful - started.

: is it to do with parades and floats?

Yes. It is a literal term -- a wagon that carries a circus band through town. See