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Re: Rearanging the deck chairs on the titanic

Posted by Word Camel on October 18, 2002

In Reply to: Rearanging the deck chairs on the titanic posted by tempo on October 18, 2002

: What is the exact meaning of this phrase?

: I really appreciate your help.

I believe the it is an analogy meant to illustrate the futility of concentrating on the trivial details of some enterprise that is ultimately doomed or in the midst of some serious crisis that can not be overcome.