move the yardsticks

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To make progress, as used in political and corporate venues to express proactive actions.

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  • The phrase originates from American football, where every ten yards of forward progress by the offense moves the yardsticks ahead to measure the next ten yards of progress.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

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