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goal·post

or goal post  (gōl′pōst′)
n.
1. One of a pair of posts usually joined with a crossbar to form a goal, as in soccer or ice hockey.
2. A post or a pair of posts supporting a crossbar and either supporting or extending into the uprights of a goal, as in football.

goalpost

(ˈɡəʊlˌpəʊst)
n
1. (Team Sports, other than specified) 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

goal′post`

or goal′ post`,



n.
a post supporting a crossbar and, with it, forming the goal on a playing field in certain sports, as football.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goalpost - one of a pair of posts (usually joined by a crossbar) that are set up as a goal at each end of a playing fieldgoalpost - 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
crossbar - long thin horizontal crosspiece between two vertical posts
goal - game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points
post - an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position; "he set a row of posts in the ground and strung barbwire between them"
upright, vertical - a vertical structural member as a post or stake; "the ball sailed between the uprights"
Translations
قائِمة الهدف
branková tyč
målstolpe
kapufa
markstöng
bránková tyč
kale direği

goalpost

[ˈgəʊlpəʊst] Nposte m (de la portería)
to move the goalpostscambiar las reglas del juego

goalpost

goal post [ˈgəʊlpəʊst] npoteau m de but
to move the goalposts, to shift the goalposts (fig)changer les règles du jeu

goalpost

[ˈgəʊlpəʊst] npalo (della porta)

goal

(gəul) noun
1. in football, rugby, hockey etc the act of kicking, hitting etc a ball between the goalposts; the point gained by doing this. He scored six goals.
2. an aim or purpose. My goal in life is to write a book.
ˈgoalkeeper noun
(also keeper) a player, eg in hockey or football, whose job is to prevent members of the other team from scoring goals.
ˈgoalpost noun
one of the two upright posts which form the goal in football, rugby, hockey etc.

to score a goal (not gaol).
to put a criminal in gaol (not goal).
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This special global cinema event is an invitation for Ed's millions of fans to join him around the world and celebrate what he has achieved so far, before inevitably he moves the goalposts once again.
You work hard all your life and pay your taxes and then the government goes and moves the goalposts," he said.
And he still comes in and cleans the balls and boots, collects the bibs, moves the goalposts.