Rearrange the deckchairs on the Titanic meaning

What does the saying 'Rearrange the deckchairs on the Titanic' mean?

Idiom: Rearrange the deckchairs on the Titanic

Meaning: If people are rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic, they are making small changes that will have no effect as the project, company, etc, is in very serious trouble.

Country: British English British English | Subject Area: Transport & Travel | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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