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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.
See also: down, pike

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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Our fourth-generation family owned business is looking forward to a long and prosperous future in Pike County and the great state of Alabama, said Caroline McRae Dauzat, one of the companys owners.
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Mrs Pike moved in with him in December 2008 but decided to return home to Bury, Lancashire, in April 2009.
All of our relatives put their meat rations together just so we could have a leg of lamb at the reception," said Mr Pike.
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