smell you later

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A humorous modification of see you later.

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smell you later

  1. (humorous, informal) See you later; goodbye.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:goodbye
    • 1992 September 21, Will Smith; Quincy Jones (lyrics and music), “Yo Home to Bel-Air”, performed by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince:
      I pulled up to the house about seven or eight / And I yelled to the cabbie ‘Yo homes smell ya later’ / I looked at my kingdom; I was finally there / To sit on my throne as the Prince of Bel Air
    • 1996, Sherry Shahan, Telephone Tag (A Yearling Book), New York, N.Y.: Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, →ISBN, page 16:
      Todd jumped out of the car as soon as it stopped. "Smell ya later!" he hollered over his shoulder.
    • 2006, Michael Patrick MacDonald, Easter Rising: An Irish American Coming Up from Under, Boston, Mass.; New York, N.Y.: Houghton Mifflin Company, →ISBN, page 72:
      "Smell ya later," Scary Mary said to all of us, waddling toward the elevators.
    • 2006, Darren Smith, “Da Bitch Gotta Go”, in Shadow’s Bliss: A Novel, Lincoln, Neb.: iUniverse, →ISBN, page 115:
      Hope that pleases ya. Well, smell ya later, kid and what can I say? It was nice workin' with ya.
    • 2007, Lynda Sandoval, The Other Sister (Silhouette Special Edition; 1851), New York, N.Y.: Silhouette, Harlequin Enterprises, →ISBN, page 146:
      "Oh, yeah," Faith said. "He agreed. Da bomb." / "Smell ya later," Jason said, raising his hand as he left.
    • 2010, Lindsay Price, “Lies”, in Ten Minute Play Series – All Girls, Crystal Beach, Ont.: Theatrefolk, →ISBN, page 28:
      We're out of here, smell you later, enjoy the toast?
    • 2012, Emma Hannigan, Driving Home for Christmas[1], Dublin: Hachette, →ISBN; ebook edition, London: Headline Review, 2014, →ISBN:
      When they were ready to run around the track for the first time, Joey nudged Clive. ‘Smell you later, old man,’ he gibed. ‘Hey, I’m your boss.’ Clive swiped at him and missed as Joey bolted away. ‘Not on the track you’re not,’ Joey said, laughing.
    • 2012, Grieving Patriot [pseudonym], “Snitches Get Stitches, Yo”, in Mortal Jigsaw Puzzle, [Bloomington, Ind.]: Xlibris, →ISBN, page 85:
      I took a quick look at Duce. "Well homes, smell you later. We got a party on the cheese wagon!"

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