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.
Gone With The Wind LITE(tm)
-- by Margaret Mitchell A woman only likes men she can't have and the South gets trashed. Gift of the Magi LITE(tm)
-- by O. Henry A husband and wife forget to register their gift preferences. The Old Man and the Sea LITE(tm)
-- by Ernest Hemingway An old man goes fishing, but doesn't have much luck.
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