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To Feel (and Sow) One's Oats

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.