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English definition of “shifting/rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic”

shifting/rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic

used for saying that someone is wasting time dealing with things that are not important, and is ignoring a much more serious problemUseless and futile
(Definition of shifting/rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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