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come down the pike

Definition of come down the pike in English:

informal Appear on the scene; come to notice: it’s one of the better sports movies to come down the pike in some time
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  • The fact that the president has decided to schedule a ‘major speech’ terrorism, apropos of more or less nothing, would seem to suggest some bad coming down the pike.
  • So, without belaboring the point, let's just stipulate that there were probably some problems coming down the pike for Brown's nomination even if he hadn't had this nanny problem come up.
  • And so I contacted the Department of Workforce Development and they said, Well, we know it might be coming down the pike, we might award this contract.
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