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goalpost

[gohl-pohst] /ˈgoʊlˌpoʊst/
noun
1.
a post supporting a crossbar and, with it, forming the goal on a playing field in certain sports, as football.
Also, goal post.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60
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  • Despite the squabbling, the formal goalpost remains clear.
  • The deniers have the standard moving goalpost conveyor belt going here that all deniers of anything use.
  • Besides, were you shown these things, the goalpost would be moved.
British Dictionary definitions for goalpost

goalpost

/ˈɡəʊlˌpəʊst/
noun
1.
either of two upright posts supporting the crossbar of a goal
2.
move the goalposts, to change the aims of an activity to ensure the desired results
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