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be like rearranging (the) deckchairs on the Titanic

To be a task, activity, or course of action that will ultimately prove trivial or futile in its possible effect or outcome. You're giving the baby a bath before we eat spaghetti? That's like rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic.
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But right now it looks more like rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic.
Manuel Cortes, of the TSSA union, said: "It's like rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic. This will do nothing to repair the damage which fragmentation and privatisation have inflicted on our industry." Bruce Williamson, of campaign group Railfuture, said: "The timetable change should go smoother than it did in May, but nothing is guaranteed."
"For people already drowning under the weight of motoring costs, cutting a penny or two off the price of a litre of fuel will help, but is like rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic - ultimately futile.
moment, is like rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic, and concentrate on the issue of collective
Simply moving around the ones working in hospitals at the moment would be like rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic.
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