Definition of come down the pike in English:

come down the pike


  • Appear on the scene; come to notice.

    ‘it's one of the better sports movies to come down the pike in some time’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And, as the Times points out, there may be other unexpected costs coming down the pike.’
    • ‘This certainly seems to be coming down the pike.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘For TV, I think both music channels tell you what's new and what's coming down the pike sooner than anything you'd see on Bloomberg or CNBC.’
    • ‘They put aside billions to make sure that they're going to be protected against lawsuits that are 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.’
    • ‘So, you know, I don't want to be superstitious, but it's - it makes me - it gives me chills to think of what may be coming down the pike later on this season.’
    • ‘There's always a new one coming down the pike, and their appeal and durability is based purely on the personal details - on the strength of the story.’
    • ‘Keep in mind, this is rumor-central at this point: nothing official has happened, and nothing may be coming down the pike.’