dweilen met de kraan open*

* mopping with the tap open

Dutch Netherlands

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

To have no chance of success, because the symptoms are controlled without addressing the cause.

"Geld geven aan de banken omdat ze bijna failliet gaan blijft gewoon dweilen met de kraan open."

"Giving money to the banks because they are about to go bankrupt is just mopping with the tap open."

Confirmed by 4 people