later, gator

later, gator

A shortening of the childish rhyme "see you later, alligator," meaning goodbye for now. Later, gator! I'll see you again next week A: "Bye Daddy, have a nice day at work!" B: "Later gator!"
See also: gator
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Later, gator

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phr. & comp. abb. See you later, alligator. C U L8R G8R.
See also: gator
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