See you later, alligator.

See you later, alligator.
interj. Good-bye. (From the 1930s. Answered with After a while, crocodile.)
TOM: Bye. BILL: See you later, alligator.
BILL: See you later, alligator. TOM: After a while, crocodile.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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