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Related to feel oats: feel one's oats
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.
feel your oats
to have great confidence in your importance or ability Workers are feeling their oats and demanding higher wages.
feel (one's) oats
1. To be energetic and playful.
2. To act in a self-important manner.