Posted by Bookworm on May 05, 2003
In Reply to: To Feel One's Oats posted by S. on May 05, 2003
: What does "feel one's oats" mean, as in the following?
: "And it's not just investment bankers: corporate insiders across America are feeling their oats."
: Thanks in advance for any information.
Feeling one's oats mean to feel particularly frisky and in a good mood, especially for sexual activity of some sort. There is also a phrase "sow one's oats" which means to get all the wild behaviour out of one's system before one settles down to marry.