feel one's oats
Feel frisky or animated, as in School was out, and they were feeling their oats. This usage alludes to the behavior of a horse after having been fed. [Early 1800s]
Display self-importance, as in He was feeling his oats, bossing everyone around. [Mid-1800s]
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The fear of violence should not determine what one does or does not say.
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