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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.
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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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FORMING A SUPPORTED OPINION: Is Pikes Peak an appropriate name for the mountain, even though Pike never reached the top?
Finally, Pikes Peak exhibits outstanding professionalism and business-like management, organizing and participating in a variety of activities for the benefit of students and teachers alike as well as the community.
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Located on 72 acres of beautiful western terrain at the base of Pikes Peak, the Norris-Penrose Event Center adjoins 500 additional acres with a groomed network of trails linking to the Pikes Peak National Forest (with thousands of acres of open riding space).
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We are looking forward to the Pikes Peak race,'' Woodside said.
We are pleased to have Syntroleum Corporation partner with us as the official 'Pace Vehicle Fuel' for the 2005 Falken Tire Pikes Peak International Hill Climb," said the Chairman of the Hill Climb Board, Mike Cimino.
The hottest new waters for big pikes include the southern part of the Baltic Sea, or the so-called Bodden, where the coasts of the former East Germany have a lot of shallow fjords with a low percentage of salt.
The Southwest Series will accompany the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race Sunday at Pikes Peak.
Tickets go on sale May 1 for the 64th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, August 11-15, and may be purchased through the World Arena by calling 866-464-2626 or 719-576-2626; via the web at the World Arena Web site at www.
Ryan said he started competing at Pikes Peak as a way of promoting his stunt career and his business, Picture Vehicles of North Hollywood.
And if Rod Millen has anything to say about it, Saturday's 76th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado will be historic.
The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo is offering the public a way to buy rodeo tickets early this year.