After while, crocodile

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." After a while, crocodile! I'll see you tomorrow. My little girl thinks it's hilarious to say "See you later, alligator!" and "After while crocodile!" any time someone leaves the room.
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After while(, crocodile)

phr. Good-bye till later.; See you later. (Crocodile is used only for the sake of the rhyme. This is the response to See you later, alligator.) MARY: See you later. BILL: After while, crocodile.
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