Definition of goalpost noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɡəʊlpəʊst//
; NAmE 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
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    (informal, disapproving) to change the rules for something, or conditions under which it is done, so that the situation becomes more difficult for somebody I manage to get on top of the job, and then they move the goalposts again.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: goalpost