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sow (one's) oats

To engage in rebellious, promiscuous, or debauched behavior, especially during one's youth. Bill and I had to break up because I was looking to get married, and he just wants to spend his twenties sowing his oats. You can't just sow your oats forever! You'll need to learn how to behave like an adult eventually.
See also: oat, sow

sow (one's) wild oats

To engage in rebelliousness or promiscuity, typically in one's youth before settling down. Bill and I had to break up because I was looking to get married, and he just wanted to sow his wild oats. You can't sow your wild oats forever! Soon, you'll want a wife and a house, and you'll regret the things you're doing now.
See also: oat, sow, wild
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sow (one's)

oats/wild oats
To indulge in sexually promiscuous or dissolute behavior, especially as a young adult.
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There are hormones that are used to induce heat in sows and gilts but are only used under a veterinarian's prescription.
Before entering the experimental stage, there was sufficient space at least 2.2 [m.sup.2] floor space for the young adolescent sows before breeding (10 pigs in a pen at 2.5 [m.sup.2]/pig, pen size was 350 cmx 715 cm).
He added: "By maximising the output of our sows, we have legitimately been able to improve and grow our business; it all started with effective performance monitoring."
Following nine steps can help craft a SOW that will be the basis for effective solicitations and ensure that the government's requirements will be clearly and fully articulated.
Make a seed drill with a narrow trowel and sow as evenly as you can in the bottom of the drill.
Sow seeds in pots in a cold frame or greenhouse, which will produce seedlings ready to plant out in March.
According to Passoff, As You Sow takes proxy, voting seriously because it doesn't take much to get a company's attention.
Sow feed intake can be regulated by use of individual feeders.
"However the number of piglets to foster onto a gilt as compared with a sow is a consideration.
"I believe Iowa Select Farms' efforts at the Arends Sow Farm are examples of how cooperative programs and employee involvement increase awareness of the importance of environmental stewardship and create long-term value for Iowa Select Farms and the environment," says Hansen.
Growers are advised to sow winter wheat early in mid-to-late August using a medium sowing rate.
Mr Bushill-Matthews is indeed correct that the UK has banned the cruel sow stall and tether systems for keeping breeding sows.
If so there are a few things you can sow over the next couple of weeks.
Since green beans tend to produce their crop in one big rush, it's a good idea to sow seeds at two-week intervals.