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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

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.
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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
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