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A premise or hypothesis that nobody understands, yet it is complex or ridiculous enough that nobody is willing to admit that they don't understand.
Other things have been called washing machine theories, but a washing machine theory is just a catch-all. A way to sound like you know what you're talking about.
Sarah Palin's plan to save the economy? Obamacare? Why does everything sound like a washing machine theory?
by Gern B. Blanston March 30, 2011
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