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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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down the pike

in the future She may do something else down the pike, but she won't be doing this.
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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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down the pike

  (American)
if an event is a particular period of time down the pike, it will not happen until that period of time has passed Five years down the pike, they'll probably have a kid or two.
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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).
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