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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.
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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He moved to Ibiza in the Seventies and opened Pikes, a former Spanish finca, in the hills just outside San Antonio, in 1978.
In 1987, Pikes hosted a now infamous 41st birthday party for Freddie Mercury, a close friend of Tony's, where guests included the singer Julio Iglesias and Tony's one-time girlfriend Grace Jones.
VW claims the ID R Pikes Peak weighs less than 1100kg with Dumas inside, has a top speed of 149mph and can go from 0-62mph time of 2.25sec, which they say is quicker acceleration than a Formula One car.
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, sometimes known as The Race to the Clouds, is a legendary motorsport hillclimb to the summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado, USA.
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"To spare no pains"; Zebulon Montgomery Pike and his 1806-1807 Southwest expedition; a bicentennial commemoration.
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.
It is the fish's huge appetite that has had some salmon and trout anglers wanting predatory pikes killed when caught.
IT'S MONDAY, 8 A.M., AND CHANDRA PIKES begins her daily commute to work.
When cold fronts drop water temperatures in bays, he fishes deadbaits such as ciscoes or sardines in areas of current, which he says may be the only areas within a bay that hold pike. "Current attracts enough prey like suckers or walleyes to pique pikes' interest, and can be the only place in a bay pike visit to hunt," he says.
Countries where pikes are released, like Holland, England, and Ireland, do have more really big pikes, and the number of 40-pounders from Holland is growing fast.
Large predators like pike become lethargic and catches of big fish dwindle.
Add to the challenge 7,815 feet of vertical ascent (starting at 6,295 feet) and subtract a substantial amount of air, and you are left with one of the most grueling competitions in the athletic world, the Pike's Peak Marathon, run by 800 hearty souls every August.
Way of the Wild--It's not easy being a young pike. It has to find enough food to grow, and avoid becoming a meal for one of its larger brethren.