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"bandwagon" in British English

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bandwagonnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈbændˌwæɡ.ən/  us   /ˈbændˌwæɡ.ən/
an activity, group, movement, etc. that has become successful or fashionable and so attracts many new people: a bandwagon effect

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(Definition of bandwagon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bandwagon" in American English

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bandwagonnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈbændˌwæɡ·ən/
an activity or idea that has become very popular
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"bandwagon" in Business English

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bandwagonnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈbændˌwæɡən/
an activity, group, etc., that has become successful or fashionable and so attracts many new people: A similar force is the peer group bandwagon: I may watch a television programme not only because I like it but because I want to be able to converse with my peer group.
jump/climb/get on the bandwagon disapproving
to become involved in an activity that is already successful so that you can get the advantages of it yourself: The success of the product led many firms to try to jump on the bandwagon.
(Definition of bandwagon from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bandwagon”
in Chinese (Simplified) 流行,浪潮,时尚…
in Chinese (Traditional) 流行,浪潮,時尚…
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