come down the pike

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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]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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