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View synonyms for goalpost

goalpost

or goal post

[ gohl-pohst ]

noun

  1. a post supporting a crossbar and, with it, forming the goal on a playing field in certain sports, as football.


goalpost

/ ˈɡəʊlˌpəʊst /

noun

  1. 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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of goalpost1

First recorded in 1855–60
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Example Sentences

This mentality of chasing the ever-evolving algorithmic goalposts is the continued failure of many in the industry who still largely prefer to please bots ahead of delivering real value for users.

This way you can set some general expectations about savings rates, market returns and portfolio growth to give yourself some goalposts in the future.

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The goalposts of the search for AGI are constantly shifting in this way.

Textbook suppliers donated books, other districts donated buses and leaders of the new academy stripped the public schools of books, desks and football goalposts.

Both of those goalposts are still far off for now, though some have said there could be a vaccine by the end of the year.

As he did so he heard the right-hand goalpost crack as a pony cannoned into it—crack, splinter and fall like a mast.

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