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one of a pair of posts (usually joined by a crossbar) that are set up as a goal at each end of a playing field

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Sympathy is not enough for those 11 ticket-holders who had a once-in-a-lifetime chance taken away because somebody at the Tote decided to move the goalposts.
Gregory claims he has been "messed about" by City over the deal and says a fee for the 23-year-old has been agreed on three separate occasions - only for City to "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.
And the manager said he and the club were well within their rights to 'move the goalposts' concerning his release fee.
The problem is he'd love to move the goalposts - with a bulldozer.
They even have the cheek to try to move the goalposts so far that Morton - another well-supported team - have the chance to play in the higher league while the rest are left out as a result to this selfish act.
Nobody can give me an answer on how the Government can just move the goalposts. Come along any MP and explain it to me.
All we can do now is hope they move the goalposts.''
In any case, even if Britain's economy was not strong, the EU could fiddle the figures or move the goalposts to allow entry as was the case with Italy.