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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
MOVING the goalposts in planning negotiations may see Kirklees Council lose PS210,000 this year, a councillor says.
Moving The Goalposts will be on display at Lanchester Gallery, Coventry University, in Jordan Well from July 23 until August 12.
Some people will say that it's literally the same for both teams while others - equally literal-minded - point out that it's not a level playing field (and don't get that lot started on the issue of "moving the goalposts").
I WISH women would stop moving the goalposts of glamour.
Just when it seems that people are getting into a good habit of recycling, the council are considering moving the goalposts by changing to fortnightly collections instead of the recognised weekly one that happen now (Mail, June 2).
But Mr Wyness was criticised for "moving the goalposts" by Bestway's head of property, Malcolm Carter.
But he also said blaming television advertising for the problem was just 'moving the goalposts'.
THE Government is moving the goalposts to make it appear fewer school playing fields are being sold off.
West End star Michael Ball and his father accused Rover of 'moving the goalposts' in a row over the launch of the last Mini to be produced at Longbridge.
Child poverty cannot be abolished by the stroke of a pen or by moving the goalposts. Sweeping poverty under the carpet is typical of this dishonest Conservative government.

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