feel your oats

feel (one's) oats

1. To be very active and energetic. The dog must be feeling his oats, considering how he's running around the yard today.
2. To be aware of one's own power or importance. If you sassed the boss like that, you must be feeling your oats!
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feel your oats

AMERICAN, INFORMAL
If you feel your oats, you are full of energy and excitement. This success has Ralph Raina, one of the area's most prominent businessmen, feeling his oats. Murphy is feeling his oats as a budding movie star.
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feel your oats

feel lively and buoyant. US informal
Oats are used as feed for horses, making them friskier and more energetic.
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April can be a month of sensual pleasure where you not only feel your oats, but the oats of a few other studs in the field.