burst out of the pipeline

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And what about sports cars? I know the new Boxster is a fine-handling machine that now goes as quickly as its badge would suggest, and I’m aware that six-cylinder SLKs are about to burst out of the pipeline

What's the meaning of the wording in subj? I tied to google it but it seems to ask here would faster bring some result.

thank everybody
  • Beryl from Northallerton

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    Yes, and no. 'Pipeline' is a relatively frequently used metaphor (think of oil and gas pipelines - we're talking about smooth, uninterrupted delivery, I'd say).

    'Bursting out of a pipeline', no. I think I might call it a mixed metaphor. I imagine that it's a blend of 'bursting onto the stage' (making a dramatic entrance), and the aforementioned.
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