sow wild oats
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To engage in youthful indiscretions, usually sexual liaisons: “Paul asked his father if he had sowed his wild oats before getting married.”
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Thus in Ireland I have known an outgoing tenant, in spite at his eviction, to sow wild oats in the fields which he was leaving.Jesus the Christ|James Edward Talmage
HIS gardener's rule applies to youth and age: When young "sow wild oats," but when old "grow sage."Quips and Quiddities|William Davenport Adams
Men, at least, don't lose their breeding if they choose to sow wild oats.Black Oxen|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Gardening Note: If you sow wild oats you are likely to reap a crop of "tares."The Foolish Almanak|Anonymous
Now the Bible tells us that if we sow wild oats, we must reap wild oats.With the Children on Sunday|Sylvanus Stall