|1.||Rearranging the deck chairs on the titanic|
This is a situation when someone tries to futilly reform the way things are done in a failing system.
The consolidation of domestic agency intelligence under the banner of "Homeland Security" is nothing more than Rearranging the Deck Chairs on the Titanic.
|2.||Rearranging the deck chairs on the titanic|
A joke Stephen Colbert made on the 2006 White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Some people say changing the cabinet around is like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. That's not true; this administration isn't sinking. In fact, this administration is soaring; if anything, it's like rearranging the deck chairs on the Hindenburg.