Where Did Feeling My Oats Come from?

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Many times people wonder where a certain expression has come from. For example the expression feeling your oats. This comes from a term used to describe a horse. Often after a horse has eaten a lot of its oats it will become lively, wild and energized, the horse is then said to be feeling his oats.
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The first example I have is from 1986, used on campus. The OED offers an example from 1985 and suggests that it originates in sport, where a player apologizes for a mistake.
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This is a horse racing term used to decribe the energy received from a bucket of oats given to a race horse before the race on that day. The oats act like a high fiber, carbohydrate
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