To sow one's wild oats


Also found in: Idioms.
Related to To sow one's wild oats: sown wild oats
to indulge in youthful dissipation.
See under Oat.

See also: Oat, Wild

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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There are a number of good reasons for this, but in our hedonistic culture, there is the desire to sow one's wild oats before settling down.