feel oats

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feel one's oats

Fig. to be very lively. Careful with that horse. He's feeling his oats today. Mary was feeling her oats and decided to go out dancing.
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feel your oats

to have great confidence in your importance or ability Workers are feeling their oats and demanding higher wages.
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feel (one's) oats

1. To be energetic and playful.
2. To act in a self-important manner.
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