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Difference between Get on the bandwagon and Go on the wagon

get on the bandwagonjoin in what seems likely to be a successful enterprise (in the hope of a personal gain):

  • Once it was clear that he would be elected, all the uncommitted politicians tried to get on the bandwagon.

go on the wagonintend not to drink any alcohol at all:

  • Carter says that he is really serious this time about going on the wagon.