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cordon bleu

1. noun One who has earned the highest distinction in one's field, especially a chef. After studying with master chefs in France, Betty became a cordon bleu herself.
2. adjective Of the highest distinction in one's field. After studying with master chefs in France, Betty became a cordon bleu chef herself.
3. adjective Of food that has been prepared to the highest standard. At a five-star restaurant like that, you're guaranteed to get a cordon bleu dish.
4. adjective Stuffed with ham and cheese and then fried, as in the dish chicken cordon bleu. You don't need to make me a fancy dish like chicken cordon bleu—I'm fine with chicken nuggets!
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cordon off

To restrict access to a particular area by using a rope, tape, or other means. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cordon" and "off." That section of the restaurant has been cordoned off for a private party.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Los bloques y rodados extraidos de los cordones fueron lavados y analizados para establecer tanto las litologias como sus rasgos icnologicos.
Following the meeting with students and academicians, AlcalEi Cordones said in an exclusive interview with Fars News Agency that Maduro's administration has undertaken several measures and is planning to implement new plans to counter US' meddlesome policies in the Latin American country.
Las ubicaciones de los cordones son descritas, en la mayoria de los casos, sin determinar con que parte de la arteria ocurren.
AlcalEi Cordones made the remarks on Monday, on the sidelines of a meeting with university students at Venezuela's embassy in Tehran, where Iranian academicians and college-goers voiced their support for the people of Venezuela.
In a related front, earlier on Monday, Venezuelan Ambassador to Tehran Carlos Antonio AlcalEi Cordones said in an exclusive interview with Fars News Agency that Maduro's administration has undertaken several measures and is planning to implement new plans to counter US' meddlesome policies in the Latin American country.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Venezuelan Ambassador to Tehran Carlos Antonio AlcalEi Cordones condemned the US role in fanning insecurity and driving wedge in his country, and added that Washington is imposing its imperialistic policies on Caracas.