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sow one's wild oats

Definition of sow one's wild oats in English:

Go through a period of wild or promiscuous behavior while young.
Example sentences
  • Life was ‘full and merry’, perhaps selfish and debauched, with heavy use of the double standard as young men ‘sowed their wild oats’.
  • In this case, it is probably for the best that they sow their wild oats when they are young.
  • The next summer he sows his wild oats, but tries to maintain a ‘friendship’ with me.
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