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Good-bye (in Italian). Ciao, dear. Hope to see you at the beach later.

ciao for now

A casual valediction. ("Ciao" is an Italian word that can mean "good-bye.") OK, it's past my bedtime. Ciao for now!
See also: ciao, for, now
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and chow (tʃɑʊ)
Good-bye. (Italian.) Ciao! See you soon. Chow, baby. Call my service.

Ciao, for now

and C4N
phr. & comp. abb. Good-bye for the present. (Ciao is Italian. Phrase is current English.) See U L8R. C4N. That’s all for the moment. Ciao, for now.
See also: for, now
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Pwy fydd yn llwyddo i greu'r argraff orau ar y beirniaid Marco Gubbiotti a Maria Luisa Scolastro a Dudley ei hun cyn i ni orfod dweud "ciao, ciao" i'r Casa am y tro olaf?
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