come down the pike

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come down the pike

  1. (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.”