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down the pike

Definition of down the pike

US informal

  1. :  in the future <Today's technology is only a hint at what's down the pike.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  toward or in a lower physical position

    :  to a lying or sitting position

    :  toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. :  down along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. :  to cause to go or come down: as

    :  bring down

    :  consume

  1. :  occupying a low position

    :  lying on the ground

    :  directed or going downward

  1. :  descent, depression

    :  an instance of putting down

    :  a complete play to advance the ball in football

  1. :  a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. :  a covering of soft fluffy feathers

    :  these feathers

    :  something soft and fluffy like down

  1. :  pikestaff

    :  a sharp point or spike

    :  the tip of a spear

  1. :  a large elongate long-snouted freshwater bony fish (Esox lucius) valued for food and sport and widely distributed in cooler parts of the northern hemisphere —called also northern, northern pike

    :  any of various fishes (family Esocidae) related to the pike: as

    :  muskellunge

  1. :  a heavy spear with a very long shaft used by infantry especially in Europe from the Middle Ages to the 18th century

  1. :  to pierce, kill, or wound with a pike

  1. :  to leave abruptly

    :  to make one's way

  1. :  turnpike

    :  a railroad or railroad line or system

  1. :  a body position (as in diving) in which the hips are bent, the knees are straight, and the hands touch the toes or clasp the legs behind or just above the knees

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