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sow one's wild oats:

Or: sow-some-wild-oats / plant (some) wild-oats , to indulge in promiscuous sexual activity, to sow or scatter one's seed , especially while still young.


(1) King Jaffe (James Earl Jones) about Prince Hakim (Eddie Murphy) in Coming to America (1988): ' Hakim came to America to sow his wild-oats .'

(2) Brad Allen/Rex Stetson (Rock Hudson) and Jan Morrow (Doris Day) in Pillow Talk (1959):
-- Brad: ' So I have sown a few wild-oats .'
-- Jan: ' A few!? You could qualify for a farm loan .'

(3) Rosalie Maggio. Dictionary of Bias-Free Usage (1991): ' Both young men and young women do this while their parents pray for crop failure .'

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