come down the pike meaning, come down the pike definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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pike

  
  ( pikes    plural  )
The form pike is often used as the plural for meaning 1.     
1       n-var   A pike is a large fish that lives in rivers and lakes and eats other fish.  
      Pike is this fish eaten as food., n-uncount  
2       n-count   In former times, a pike was a weapon consisting of a pointed blade on the end of a long pole.  
3    When something comes down the pike, it happens or occurs.  
  (AM)  
INFORMAL  
come down the pike             phrase   V inflects  
There have been threats to veto any legislation that comes down the pike.     
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come down

  
1    decline, degenerate, descend, deteriorate, fall, go downhill, go to pot     (informal)   reduce, worsen  
2    choose, decide, favour, recommend  

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exp.
metaphoric expression for getting married
adj.
something that is top-down comes from the top of a hierarchy and is passed down to the lower ranking members
exp.
come on
Slang; written abbreviation, there`s no difference in pronunciation for "c`mon "and "come on".
exp.
quit disobeying; start acting like someone would want to
E.g. Finally, her husband has come to heel and they will buy a new car, as she wants.
exp.
relax, calm down
said to make someone temper his nerves or enthusiasm. E.g.: Chill out, I didn't take your car!
exp.
(in an organization) set up a more informal structure/workflow/environment; give up on communication protocols between departments
[Bus.]
exp.
calm down!
exp.
face a specific situation; act in a certain way
E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.
exp.
to take OR bring somebody down a notch means to make them behave less arrogantly or proudly.
exp.
to take OR turn OR bring something down a notch means to decrease its intensity
n.
term coined by the James Bond movie, meaning that a great danger will come for Bond to overcome
anyone with a good definition ?
n.
a very creative person; someone who is always able to come up with fresh ideas
[Bus.]
n.
Something that as soon as it is done becomes decided upon to repeat the next year and years to come. Does not necessarily have to had been done previous years to be defined an instant tradition.
n.
A moulding commonly used in framing oil paintings. The liner is fixed inside the frame and appears between the image and the outer frame. Generally made out of wood or some other hard material, the liner may have fabric glued down to it. Liners are to canvases what a mat/mount is to a print on paper
[Artwork framing] Polystyrene or wood liner. Fabric-covered liner. Linen liner. Gold liner.
v.
to look for or expose information about a person's past, usually bad, and to therefore bring that person down or put them in a bad light
exp.
it's said for determining someone to calm down, be patient, control his/her reactions
id.
def.: if you are too confident about yourself, something bad will happen to show you that you are not as good as you think you are
id.
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
n.
participant-driven meeting with no predefined agenda as opposed to high-price, top-down and formal conferences
n.
a round and sweet fruit with pale, orange-colored skin that comes from a tree of the same name
n.
1. [Mil.] a pilot who comes in support of the leading aircraft. He is positionned besides and slightly behind the leading aircraft. 2. [Fig.] a person who helps a friend to approach potential partners
2. this meaning has been popularised by the TV series How I Met Your Mother
n.
someone who is providing advice and support for his mate when it comes to potential relationships/partners
exp.
a misfit; something or someone looking/behaving in a manner that comes in contradiction with the general context

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