It's Overloading the Machine as in, the washing machine, primarily. The name comes from the laundromat next door. They have very large signs on each machine which say, in all-caps, "DO NOT OVERLOAD THE MACHINE". All in all, there are at least twenty of these signs posted.
Both at the laundromat and at home, I regularly overload the machine, leading to unpredictable results.
And I think one way or perhaps two; it doesn’t matter //
as long as one can slip by, and easily //
into the questioning but not miasmal dark. //
Look, here is a stance--- //
shall you cover it, cape it? I //
don’t care he said, going down all those stairs //
makes a boy of you... //
-- John Ashbery, from "From Estuaries, from Casinos" (Hotel Lautréamont 1992)
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