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goalpost

noun
     
Related topics: Sport
goal‧post [countable usually plural]
1DS one of the two posts, with a bar along the top or across the middle, that form the goal in games such as football and hockey [= post]
2

move/shift the goalposts

British English informal to change the rules, limits etc for something while someone is trying to do something, making it more difficult for them - used to show disapproval

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