come down the pike

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of come down the pike

: to happen or appear
  • A chance like this doesn't come down the pike every day.

Word by Word Definitions

down play
  1. : toward or in a lower physical position

  2. : to a lying or sitting position

  3. : toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

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

  1. : to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as

  2. : to cause to fall by or as if by shooting : bring down

  3. : consume

  1. : occupying a low position

  2. : directed or going downward

  3. : lower in price

  1. : descent, depression

  2. : an instance of putting down someone (such as an opponent in wrestling)

  3. : a complete play to advance the ball

  1. : an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

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

  1. : a covering of soft fluffy feathers

  2. : something soft and fluffy like down

  1. : down syndrome

pike play
  1. : pikestaff

  2. : a sharp point or spike

  1. : a mountain or hill having a peaked summit

  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

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

  3. : 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

  2. : to make one's way

  1. : turnpike

  2. : 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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