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later, alligator

A childish way of saying goodbye for the time being. Often responded to with "in a while, crocodile." A: "OK, I've got to go, kiddo—later, alligator!" B: "In a while, crocodile! Come home soon!"
See also: alligator
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See ya later alligator: Haley Keller (Kaya Scodelario) tries to avoid the watery menace
See ya later alligator: Haley Keller (Kaya Scodelario) tries to avoid the watery menace Haley tends to her dad, Dave's (Barry Pepper) injuries
By the end of 1956, Haley had notched up six UK chart hits including Rock Around the Clock, See You Later Alligator and Rip It Up.
Visitors will also be able to enjoy sounds from those times, including Elvis Presley's Hound Dog and See You Later Alligator by Bill Haley and the Comets.
The action gathers pace as the story of the remarkable gettogether heads for the finale, and the customers certainly ignite and leap to their feet for the rousing See You Later Alligator and Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On.
Recalling her final words to Jackson, she added: "I said to him, 'See you later alligator,' and I told him he'd taken my heart with him but that I'd get it back when I see him again.
Not to mention farewell, good day, later alligator, in a while crocodile, take care, till next time, see ya, so long, catch you later, smell you later, peace out, I'm offski and erm ...
THE brave mother of a child fatally injured in a Boxing Day road crash gently told him "See you later alligator" in the moments before he died.
The tracks are "I'm a Little Fish", "Bicycle", "Jazzasaurus", "Heartbeat", "Butterfly", "Drum Kit", "Domingo the Flamingo", "It's Ok To Be Shy", "Breakfast Gives Me Energy", "Electric Guitar", "Woolly Woolly Bear", "Paper Moon", and "See Ya Later Alligator".
So you get the likes of Andy Williams' Canadian Sunset, Pat Boone's Gee Whittakers and the Billy Vaughn Orchestra's Theme From A Threepenny Opera rubbing shoulders with Little Richard's Rip It Up, Chuck Berry's Down Bound Train and Bobby Charles' See You Later Alligator.
To add to the fun alliterative sentences and onomatopoeic words like 'honked', 'sneaked' or 'croaked' appear along with the tantalizing 'See you later Alligator'.
With Kevin Morris on drums, Phil Mitchell on bass, the magical Steve Walwyn on guitar and singer/harmonica player Robert Kane providing a Jagger/Ian Dury-like delivery of blues and good old rock'n'roll including See You Later Alligator and their Bahrainesque-hit, Milk & Beverage, the boys in the band did not disappoint.
Their successful singles also include She's a Wind Up, Baby Jane, Down at the Doctors, As Long as the Price is Right, Put Him Out of Your Mind, Hong Kong Money, Violent Love, Crazy About Girls, Don't Wait Up, See You Later Alligator and Hunting Shooting Fishing.
Under the name Bobby Charles, he recorded this and other songs in New Orleans and Later Alligator was released in January, 1956 - but it wasn't long before it was renamed See You Later, Alligator and recorded by Bill Haley and His Comets.
As a parting shot, we use the words of Robert Guidry's song to interpret that alligator leather goods can be a statement of "style": "See you later alligator, after 'while crocodile Can't you see you're in my way now, Don't you know you cramp my style".