Definition of 'goalpost'

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Example sentences containing 'goalpost'

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It turned out they've moved the goalposts! Times, Sunday Times (2016)You have changed the goalposts on us. Times, Sunday Times (2013)So the goalposts have changed dramatically because of the cost of going to university. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But now they want to change the goalposts again. The Sun (2007)When young people reach university the goalposts are moved again. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The goalposts keep being moved and enough is enough. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Modern science and modern society have moved the goalposts but those concerns are still real. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Indeed he helped to move the political goalposts. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Another tactic is to move the goalposts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Or we would knock balloons over the sofa or play football using the goalposts in the front garden. Times, Sunday Times (2015)What happened on Wednesday meant the goalposts moved slightly. The Sun (2016)This may be true, but only because the goalposts have been moved. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The housing goalposts have been moved many times over the past 12 months. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Now that we are both freelance, the goalposts constantly move. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Either side can change their minds, move the goalposts or walk away. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The goalposts have been moved. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Move the goalposts a little. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And he said: 'I think the goalposts have changed. The Sun (2013)Having wasted years, they now want to move the goalposts and hope we don't notice. Times, Sunday Times (2009)So now they have to find a way to 'move the goalposts without scoring an own goal '. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If it decides to pump more money into a particular sector, or change the financial goalposts, it can have a huge effect. Times, Sunday Times (2012)

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Translations for 'goalpost'

British English: goalpost NOUN
A goalpost is one of the two upright wooden posts that are connected by a crossbar and form the goal in games such as football.
  • American English: goalpost
  • Brazilian Portuguese: trave
  • Chinese: 球门柱
  • European Spanish: poste
  • French: montant de but
  • German: Torpfosten
  • Italian: palodella porta
  • Japanese: ゴールポスト
  • Korean: 골대
  • European Portuguese: trave
  • Spanish: palo


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