move/shift the goalposts

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Definition of move/shift the goalposts

: to change the rules or requirements in a way that makes success more difficult

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“Move/shift the goalposts.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/move%2Fshift%20the%20goalposts. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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