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goalpost

either of two upright posts supporting the crossbar of a goal
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Although having prime ministerial power to move the goalposts when it suits must come in handy, too.
Now that the people of France and the Netherlands have voted against it, the EU wants to move the goalposts and say that at least four-fifths of member states have to ratify it
The authorities can't move the goalposts halfway through the season and they need to have a right good look at this.
Now she wants to move the goalposts which is unfair.
The problem is that when they achieve their first goal they go on to move the goalposts and ultimately fail to achieve any lasting happiness.
2 at United said: "I think he will find a way to move the goalposts when it comes to it.
We do our darndest to live our lives under modern society's tough constraints, constantly worrying whether we should wear skinny or wideleg jeans/if the jojoba extract in our shampoo really works/if squoval is still the most fashionable nail shape/all of the above - and then they move the goalposts again.
They want us to be `Mr Sensitive' then move the goalposts and also want us to haveacracking body as well.
You can't hope to move the goalposts when it suits you, no matter how attached you become to him, or how much you want to be with him.
We've left it in the hands of our lawyer to see if we can move the goalposts.