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goalpost

either of two upright posts supporting the crossbar of a goal
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We are going to move the goalposts, I think they as a matter of conscience and frankly political good judgment, are going to want to look carefully at their investment portfolio.
Van der Logt laughed that hewas tempted to move the goalposts.
Did she already move the goalposts and just looking for rationalization
Far from being to blame for this farce, it looks like the council's only fault has been to try to find away forward from Cardiff City's attempt to - yet again - move the goalposts on this increasingly farcical project.
Furious MPs have attacked Government attempts to move the goalposts on the miners' compensation scheme in a way which threatens to leave tens of thousands of widows in Wales without any payout.
Employers of firefighters again move the goalposts.
So rather than actually deal with the nub of the problem - that ambulance crews are struggling to reach targets because of intolerable pressures - they're just going to move the goalposts.