If a phrase conforms to a special rule, I call it a Closely Capital Phrase™. Use the examples below to find the rule.
|Closely Capital Phrases™||Not Closely Capital Phrases™|
|BEARD COM||MUSTACHE DRAMA|
|BRAKE LINES||TRANSMISSION FLUIDS|
|CAPITAL CAB||LOWERCASE BUS|
|CAPITAL CABS||LOWERCASE BUSES|
|CAT CALLS||DOG WHISTLES|
|GOOD BOOK||BAD MOVIE|
|GOOD NUGGET||BAD EGG|
|HOBO TANGLER||JEEP WRANGLER|
|I LIKE||FLUFFY PANCAKES|
|KINDLE CARB||NOOK PROTEIN|
|KIT KAT||MILKY WAY|
|LARGE CAN||SMALL BOTTLE|
|LARGE JAB||SMALL PUNCH|
|MID MAID||MIDDLE MAIDS|
|MOO CAT||MEOW COW|
|MY WAYS||THE HIGHWAYS|
|SIT FAT||STAND THIN|
|SMALL MALL||BIG MALL|
|UPON THAT||UNDERNEATH THIS|
|ZORBA HUT||PIZZA HUTT|
Closely Capital Phrases™,Not Closely Capital Phrases™ BEARD COM,MUSTACHE DRAMA BRAKE LINES,TRANSMISSION FLUIDS CAPITAL CAB,LOWERCASE BUS CAPITAL CABS,LOWERCASE BUSES CAT CALLS,DOG WHISTLES GOOD BOOK,BAD MOVIE GOOD NUGGET,BAD EGG HOBO TANGLER,JEEP WRANGLER I LIKE,FLUFFY PANCAKES KINDLE CARB,NOOK PROTEIN KIT KAT,MILKY WAY LARGE CAN,SMALL BOTTLE LARGE JAB,SMALL PUNCH MID MAID,MIDDLE MAIDS MOO CAT,MEOW COW MY WAYS,THE HIGHWAYS SIT FAT,STAND THIN SMALL MALL,BIG MALL UPON THAT,UNDERNEATH THIS ZORBA HUT,PIZZA HUTT
The puzzle satisfies the series' inbuilt assumption that each phrase can be tested for whether it is a Closely Capital Phrase™ without relying on the other phrases. These are not the only examples of Closely Capital Phrases™; many more exist.
What is the special rule these phrases conform to?
Added the knowledge tag because completely figuring this out will require an external resource for most people. "Most people" is a guess on my part because I find it highly unlikely that a large number of people would just know the related info.
Hint 0 (from the comments):
A Closely Capital Phrase™ must consist of exactly two words.
Swapping the word order of a Closely Capital Phrase™ will likely make it a Not Closely Capital Phrase™.
The phrase that Lord Harold Samuel is (perhaps incorrectly) credited with coining is relevant.
That short-lived NBC TV show that started in October of 2014, what was it called? I'm almost positive it's 1 to 26.