come down the pike
- (idiomatic, of an event, thing, person) To emerge, come up; to approach or arrive on the scene; to present (itself or oneself).
1902, Ralph Henry Barbour, chapter 11, in Behind the Line:
- "[T]hey're the finest football leaders that ever came down the pike."
- 1949 Nov. 14, "Art: Many Ways," Time (retrieved 6 July 2014):
- Alfred Stieglitz was the best photographer ever to come down the pike.
- 2014 May 26, Amy Verner, "Trends: From Humble Sneaker to Luxury Icon," New York Times (retrieved 6 July 2014):
- “For me, it's a harbinger of larger cultural changes coming down the pike.”