Posted by ESC on June 14, 2007
In Reply to: In my oils posted by Hilary on June 14, 2007
: Where does the expression "in my oils" come from? For example "I'm in my oils when driving" or "If I had a yacht I'd be in my oils" meaning that it is a favorite activity or ideal environment. I can't find the expression on any search engines so I wonder if it might be a local phrase.
I have never heard it in my part of the United States -- Kentucky and West Virginia.