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Re: Meaning and origin of phrase

Posted by James Briggs on January 05, 2003

In Reply to: Meaning and origin of phrase posted by Ira on January 05, 2003

: d you know the meaning and origin of:
: see you, not if I don't see you first

I think you mean '...not if I see you first', ie this is a way of saying that I'll try to avoid you if I see you somewhere before you see me. However, this is often said as a joke between friends and is used as a light-hearted piece of banter, certainly when I was a boy and young man in London and the RAF.