FURTHER EXPLANATION: For an illustrated slide-presentation on binomials (irreversible word pairs), and a compendium of alliterative pairs go to this post. For a more didactic take on this topic, check out the Wikipedia article here.
(to the tune of "Words")
Pairs - binomial phrases. There's (bi-NOAM-yuhl)
Two nouns joined with conjunction --
"Shouts and murmurs": such a phrase
So "near and dear",