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Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd is Cockney slang for Flying Squad.

Sweeney Todd has always been a well-known rhyming slang expression, but it became widely known and understood by being used as the name of the TV series The Sweeney.

Sweeney Todd himself was a famous (fictional) murdering barber from the Victorian Penny Dreadfuls. He carried out his bloody trade in Fleet Street - near the East End of London.

Credit: contributed by Danny on 21-Apr-2000.


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