But there is always a boulevard between getting everything you want and compromising your principles.
I walk a lot around the city, I go down to the beach, I like the boulevard.
The boulevard Carnot, the seedy, downtrodden street that leads out of town, proved the point on my last night there.
1769, from French boulevard (15c.), originally "top surface of a military rampart," from a garbled attempt to adopt Middle Dutch bolwerc "wall of a fortification" (see bulwark) into French, which lacks a -w-. The notion is of a promenade laid out atop demolished city walls, a way which would be much wider than urban streets. Originally in English with conscious echoes of Paris; since 1929, in U.S., used of multi-lane limited-access urban highways. Early French attempts to digest the Dutch word also include boloart, boulever, boloirque, bollvercq.