sow\ one's\ wild\ oats

sow\ one's\ wild\ oats
v. phr.
To do bad or foolish things, especially while you are young.

Mr. Jones sowed his wild oats while he was in college, but now he is a wiser and better man.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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