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goalpost

either of two upright posts supporting the crossbar of a goal
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"So I guess, you know, you could call that moving the goalposts, if you
But bean counters at the DWP are moving the goalposts and changing when women become eligible for pension payouts.
The Brazilian outfit had a 40 million pound bid accepted on Sunday, but then accused City of moving the goalposts.
"I have given in to every single demand that they have made and they keep moving the goalposts.
Pompey's statement pointed the finger of blame at former owner and creditor Alexandre Gaydamak, accusing the Russian businessman of "moving the goalposts" as the club attempted to reach agreement with all creditors to move out of administration.
Microsoft will contest the decision by the EC to the full extent permitted under EU law, including a full oral hearing on these issues, said the Microsoft legal chief in a statement, adding that Microsoft had done all it could to comply with the EC's demands, but the EC kept moving the goalposts.
Moving the goalposts after a bonus or commission scheme has started is even more dangerous, he said.
High-level officials quickly shifted the focus from the president's moving the goalposts to the intransigence of the Iraqis in refusing to accommodate him.
CAMPAIGNERS, who successfully had a historic swimming baths in Wirral listed by heritage chiefs as part of efforts to bring it back into use, have accused the council of "moving the goalposts".
Managers of ambulance crews were stopped from moving the goalposts in a shocking attempt to improve response times.
NOW: Pensions chief Morten Nilsson said: "Moving the goalposts causes unwanted confusion for employers.
MOVING the goalposts in planning negotiations may see Kirklees Council lose PS210,000 this year, a councillor says.

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