If a phrase conforms to a certain rule, I call it a Surpassing Phrase™.
Use the examples below to find the rule.
Some details to save you time:
1. Font doesn't matter.
2. The number of words in the phrase can vary, but I chose short 2-word phrases to keep the list concise.
3. Case doesn't matter.
4. Latest EDIT: calculation-puzzle tag added
you can take away a few letters from both words to create a new word and still be left with a proper word pair. The newly created word may need to be anagrammed but the original words will surpass our expectations by remaining valid words even after losing some letters.
Here's how my pattern fits the phrases. The letters in brackets are the ones removed from the original word and the word in italics is the newly created word
super(b) sway(ub) bub
line(on) finds(e) one
writ(e) run(es) see
far(i) sure(vy) ivy
bid(r) be(ak) ark
urn(tip) field(s) spit
far(e) cobs(ra) era
pith(y) lingo(es) yes
kid(nap) king(s) snap
son(ud) echo(es) dues
ick(y) mole(rat) tray
I haven't been able to fit it to each of the phrases you've listed, but the pattern is appearing all too frequently to ignore altogether.