Meaning of “shifting/rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic” in the English Dictionary

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"shifting/rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic" in British English

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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 problem

(Definition of “shifting/rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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