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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

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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To spare no pains"; Zebulon Montgomery Pike and his 1806-1807 Southwest expedition; a bicentennial commemoration.
Today, Pikes Peak is a popular site for races by runners, bicyclists, and car drivers.
Pikes Peak holds a number of workshops for teacher enrichment and provides materials, such as a handbook containing festival entry forms and policy recommendations, as well as state and national ethics codes.
In the bitter chill of a Scottish winter, when salmon are spawning and we are waiting for the run of 'spring' fish, many seasoned anglers try their luck with pike.
The Pikes will be competing closer to home as Gymnastics Unlimited and the Pikes Parents Club host the ``Flip Into Spring'' competition on March 1.
AND CHANDRA PIKES begins her daily commute to work.
Chevrolet has enjoyed its reputation as a "high performance" company; certainly our sponsorship of the Pikes Peak hill climb and our winning the Indy 500 for the last six years, prove that," said Dan Semenik, Chevrolet's regional marketing manager.
The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, again designated this year as a tour rodeo by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), will be held at the Norris-Penrose Event Center Arena from July 12 to 16, 2006.
But last weekend, the Santa Clarita stunt driver and businessman was working without a script as he drove to his third straight victory in the big rig truck class at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado.
June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America plans a repeat of its wining debut performance at the Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb on Sunday, July 4.
Syntroleum Corporation (Nasdaq:SYNM) announced today that its S-2 ultra-clean burning diesel fuel was chosen as the official pace vehicle fuel for the 83rd running of the Falken Tire Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on Saturday June 25th, the second oldest motor sports racing event in the United States.
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.
In addition, the Pikes argue that statutory requirements concerning adequate security and future revenues were not met.
The addition of a high-flying motorcycle act, cow-milking contest, and horse race to this summer's 64th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo promises to pull fans even closer to the edge of their seats at the World Arena, August 11-15.
Joint Venture in central Colorado is a partnership between Pikes Peak Mining Co.