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goalpost

either of two upright posts supporting the crossbar of a goal
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The Irish League simply moved the goalposts," he points out.
In essence, the Surgeon General moved the goalposts after he located the ball on the field.
He said: "I am not moving the goalposts, the badgers moved the goalposts.
Everything was in place before Peterborough moved the goalposts.
Earlier in the financial year, the Office for Budget Responsibility predicted the borrowing figure would fall to pounds 122bn but it effectively moved the goalposts after the economy worsened.
He said: "Darron was on the point of going to Sunderland and somewhere along the line I think Sunderland moved the goalposts.
The new announcement has moved the goalposts for you, so you need to clarify whether you can be an exception to the new rule, although it is unlikely your employer would want to agree to any exceptions.
We reluctantly do so and then find they have moved the goalposts for the kids' pounds 99 season-ticket, which was under 11-years-of-age.
Pity her letter was published the day after a damning report from Sheffield Hallam University showing how unemployment figures have been understated since Labour moved the goalposts in 1997.
That clause would have been triggered by his appearance in the 2-0 defeat against Scunthorpe last Saturday, but the former Leicester City central defender (pictured) has now moved the goalposts.
Brits tried and failed for 10 years to raise the offshore record of 4lb 6oz 8dms, set off Scotland in 1995, until Mark Donnelly, a 45-year-old Lancashire job seeker from Leyland, moved the goalposts to 4lb 9oz, subject to Record Committee confirmation.
As determined as they come, he has moved the goalposts for jump jockeys