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cordon something off

to mark off an area where people should not go with a rope, tape, ribbon, etc. The police cordoned the scene of the crime off, and we could not even get close. They cordoned off the area.
See also: cordon, off

cordon bleu

cordon bleu cooking is food which is prepared to the highest standard and a cordon bleu cook is someone who cooks to a very high standard (always before noun) She spent five years working as a cordon bleu chef before opening her own restaurant.
See also: cordon