Go through a period of wild or promiscuous behaviour while young: he sowed his wild oats before settling down
More 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.
Definition of sow one's wild oats in:
- The US English dictionary