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Either of the two upright posts of a goal.
- ‘It flew at an alarming rate towards the goal, hit the goalpost, and rebounded off it straight back at me.’
- ‘It is played on the streets of Soweto with tin cans for goalposts.’
- ‘If LSU kicks off, his job on the coverage unit is to line up square with the right goalpost and plug the middle.’
- ‘In celebration, students tore down the goalposts, and the chancellor canceled Monday classes.’
- ‘One time after practice, Leftwich stood at his own 30 and hit the goalpost on the fly.’
- ‘The ball came off the goalpost and Torsten Frings' arm stopped it going over the line.’
- ‘There, the burning of suits and chaining naked team-mates to goalposts was de rigueur.’
- ‘The same player rocked Carlow with a thunderous shot off the goalpost for a spectacular goal to put Port ahead for the first time after 12 minutes.’
- ‘Goals are scored when the ball is kicked through goalposts or carried into the end zone.’
- ‘And inside, the little red pieces of tape on the goalposts were blowing in opposite directions.’
- ‘Later, he would walk on the crossbar between goalposts and try to grab the football from referees.’
- ‘During the game, his head twitches, his arms flail away, hitting his pads and file goalposts with his stick.’
- ‘Facilities will include a platform for skateboarders, and goalposts and basketball hoops.’
- ‘A goal, worth three points, is scored when the sliotar is played by either team over the goalline between the goalposts and under the crossbar.’
- ‘The first few games that were played, they actually put broomsticks up as the goalposts and had washing baskets.’
- ‘Meanwhile a forlorn figure leant against a goalpost long after the finish.’
- ‘The distance between the goals and the goalposts shall be decided upon by the Captains of the sides playing.’
- ‘Did you see T.O. get up last night after his touchdown to dunk the ball through the goalpost?’
- ‘When I first came to the club there wasn't a training ground and no-one would dare come to training in a jumper, as they would be used for goalposts!’
- ‘What would have become of the Eagles if Akers' kick had gone flying wide of the goalpost?’
move the goalposts
Unfairly alter the conditions or rules of a procedure during its course.
- ‘This values debate has shown itself to be extremely useful to the GOP for decades and they are very adept at moving the goalposts when it's necessary.’
- ‘Proving that ID isn't science is useful, and I think even necessary, but it does not preclude the creationists from moving the goalposts, as they are already trying to do in Dover.’
- ‘Or, to put it another way, why didn't we move the goalposts?’
- ‘If Israel makes it a new precondition for progress, it will have moved the goalpost, with the cooperation of the referee.’
- ‘You can't score if the ref keeps moving the goalpost.’
- ‘They had no use for bi-partisanship and for every step we took toward the middle they simply moved the goalposts.’
- ‘To be a truly advanced, sophisticated democracy you need an opposition party that knows how to react to good news by sounding whiny and grudging and moving the goalposts.’
- ‘Nobody will notice that you are constantly moving the goalposts.’
- ‘They immediately started moving the goalposts.’
- ‘Changing the rules is one thing, moving the goalposts after a shot has been taken is quite another.’
- see goalpost
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