One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Feel lively and energetic.‘she's in the pink and feeling her oats’
- ‘Now that you're feeling your oats and enjoying the fruits of your hard labor, not to mention that shake, we might as well let you in on a little secret: you may not be as strong as you think.’
- ‘There's a strong link between agricultural and political power, and the new farming players are feeling their oats.’
- ‘‘There are lots of older dancers now who are feeling their oats and looking for opportunities to perform,’ he says.’
- ‘‘The little brats are really feeling their oats lately,’ offered Sarah.’
- ‘Libby is feeling his oats now, but when his wife explains how they have no money coming in and tons of it going out, with no prospect of making any more money for years.’
- ‘For one thing, (The Corsair feels his oats) there is a deep discrepancy as to how each of them perceives their ‘relationship.’’
- ‘I took a few breaths and whispered, ‘He's feeling his oats, Father.’’
- ‘Both Brewer and Askew understood that the representatives of cities were feeling their oats, and that success in pushing legislative action required behind-the-scenes lobbying.’
- ‘Perhaps the proper term was ‘feeling her oats’ - whatever it was, she felt a lot better than she had in a long damn time.’
- ‘And I don't want them to be satisfied with coming here and, you know, feeling our oats because we won our first game.’
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