No, not the latest Poptart meets toaster clash, but a swell Australian phrase used to cast aspersions on any item of consumer technology - most commonly that ubiquitous device we love to call "television".

scene: Aussie bloke in Acubra and black singlet (beer in hand, of course) slams his meaty paw into the side of his 1986 model TV in an attempt to solve reception issues which are adversely affecting his enjoyment of a game of cricket, angrily exclaiming "Flamin' box a' wires!".

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