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Sow one’s oats

DEFINITION

(Old fashioned) A young man who is sexually active. ‘Oats’ being sowed is like a farmer tossing seed into the field to grow, so a  man spreads his ‘seed’ while young and before he plans to settle down and have a respectable family.  Yes, it is indeed a sexist phrase.

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