move the goalposts Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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move the goalposts

UK informal disapproving
to change the rules while someone is trying to do something in order to make it more difficult for them: We'd almost signed the contract when the other guys moved the goalposts and said they wanted more money.
Translations of “move the goalposts”
in Chinese (Traditional) 改變規則,改變條件(使某人為難)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 改变规则,改变条件(使某人为难)…
(Definition of move the goalposts from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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