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come down the pike

To materialize; to happen or become prominent. "Pike" is short for "turnpike"—a main thoroughfare. You should take this job offer—who knows when another will come down the pike? That pitcher is the first young star to come down the pike for the team in many years.
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come down the pike

to happen or appear He's the worst writer to come down the pike in a long time.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of pike (a large road)
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come down the pike

  (American)
to happen or appear
Usage notes: Pike is short for 'turnpike' in American English and means a large, main road.
Malnourished children are liable to catch any disease that comes down the pike.
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come down the pike

Appear, become prominent, as in He was the best writer to come down the pike in a long time. The noun pike here is short for "turnpike" or "road." [Slang; mid-1900s]
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come down the pike

Slang
To come into prominence: "a policy ... allowing for little flexibility if an important new singer comes down the pike" (Christian Science Monitor).
See also: come, down, pike