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English definition of “on the wagon”

on the wagon

If you are on the wagon, you have decided not to drink any alcohol for a period of time: He was on the wagon for ten years, when he was living in Connecticut.Drunkenness and sobrietyAbstaining and refraining
(Definition of on the wagon from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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