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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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down the pike

In the future. If you don't do your homework now, it'll be a problem down the pike when you don't know the material for the exam. I do want to get married, but down the pike, not any time soon.
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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

AMERICAN
If something comes down the pike, it starts to happen or to become available. There may be some new treatments coming down the pike. They have threatened to block any legislation that comes down the pike, like family leave or a civil rights bill. Note: The reference here is to someone travelling along a turnpike (= road you have to pay to use).
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come down the pike

appear on the scene; come to notice. North American
In this expression, a pike is short for ‘turnpike’, the American term for a motorway on which a toll is charged.
1983 Ed McClanahan The Natural Man He was, in a word, the most accomplished personage who'd yet come down the pike in all the days of Harry's ladhood.
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come down the ˈpike

(American English, informal) happen; become noticeable: We’re hearing a lot about new inventions coming down the pike.
Pike here is short for ‘turnpike’, which is a type of large road in the US.
See also: come, down, pike

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
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The pike is abundant in Scotland and can be taken from lochs and lochans, rivers and canals from the Highlands to the Lowlands.
They'll often kill them to help the trout population, upon which pike voraciously feed.
A superb 17lb river pike taken fom Middleton One Row by Keith Rutter on ledgered sprat was caught again six months later but almost 2lb heavier.
Mr and Mrs Pike went on honeymoon to Cheltenham where Mr Pike remembers paying five pennies for deck chairs to sit on while listening to a band play in the military gardens.
Elliot, of Ingleby Barwick, beamed: "It's a great honour to be voted top pike angler by fellow members, many of whom are far more experienced than me.
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With the addition of more fermentation tanks to expand the brewery's capacity, the decision was made to add Pike Monk's Uncle Triple to the Pike lineup of beers brewed year round.
Northern pike typically require adequate flooded vegetation for spawning activity and subsequent recruitment (Casselman and Lewis 1996).
Today, however, Pike is remembered mainly for finding the Colorado mountaintop that bears his name--Pikes Peak.
Located in the middle of the famous and bustling Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle, and close enough to the original Starbucks to tip your hat, Le Panier is a traditional French bakery that is visited by downtown business people and visitors alike.
Zebulon Pike was sent by the American government to explore and report back on the American West which had been rapidly expanding throughout the 1700s and into the 1800s with the acquisition of the Louisiana Purchase and the continuing conflicts with Native Americans, Spain, and Mexico.
Rumours abounded that pike had somehow got into the 920-acre reservoir which, since its creation in 1976, has only been stocked with brown trout.
FOR the very first time, the 920-acre North Wales reservoir with an international reputation for quality fly-fishing is to trial winter pike fishing.
When [my kids] were a little bit younger, I had a lot of trouble finding books or videos or things that I could use to help them understand that they were as valid as any other children of any other family structure in the country," says Karen Pike, 42, who with her partner, Gillian Pieper, raises three children in Vermont.
Calvin Pike, 38, was cleared by a jury at Swansea Crown Court of murdering 26-year- old Mike Williams of Cwm- avon, Port Talbot.