sow one's wild oats

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sow one's wild oats

  1. (idiomatic, of a male) To spread one's genes around by impregnating many females.
  2. (idiomatic, of a male or female) To experiment sexually with different partners before a more serious marriage, especially a rich or powerful young male.
  3. (idiomatic, often of young adults or the recently divorced) To indulge in a period of irresponsible behavior.


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