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feel one's oats

Definition of feel one's oats

US informal

  1. :  to feel new confidence and energy <He's really been feeling his oats since he was given that promotion.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to handle or touch in order to examine, test, or explore some quality

    :  to perceive by a physical sensation coming from discrete end organs (as of the skin or muscles)

    :  to undergo passive experience of

  1. :  sensation, feeling

    :  the sense of touch

    :  the quality of a thing as imparted through or as if through touch

oatplay oats
  1. :  any of several grasses (genus Avena)

    :  a widely cultivated cereal grass (A. sativa)

    :  a crop or plot of the oat

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