after (a) while, crocodile

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after (a) while, crocodile

An 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)

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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Eighty-six-year-old Edith Kuntz sang ``See you later, alligator; after awhile, crocodile,'' as she fed some geese, food for thought for hungry gators.