Definition of goalpost noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

goalpost

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈɡoʊlpoʊst//
 
(also post)
 
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  • one of the two vertical posts that form part of a goal
  • Idioms
    move, etc. the goalposts(informal)(disapproving)
     
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    to change the rules for something, or conditions under which it is done, so that the situation becomes more difficult for someone I manage to get on top of the job, and then they move the goalposts again.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: goalpost