after (a) while, crocodile
A playful way to say goodbye before a temporary parting, often preceded by "See you later, alligator." A: "See you later, alligator." B: "After a while, crocodile."
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After while(, crocodile).
Inf. Good-bye till later.; See you later. (The word crocodile is used only for the sake of the rhyme. It is the response to See you later, alligator.) Mary: See you later, alligator. Bill: After while, crocodile.
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