In Russian, we have an expression с лёгкой руки (кого-то), literally "from the light hand (of smbd)", or, if I may, "by the light touch (of smbd)".
It is used when someone coins a new word, or invents a new method of doing something, or comes up with a new idea etc., which catches on and people start using it.
Is there a similar idiomatic expression in English?
Some examples of what I'm looking for:
- The idea of synthesis via manipulation of single atoms was expressed as early as 1959 by Richard Feynman, but it was not before 1974 that, [by the light touch of Norio Taniguchi], the word "nano-technology" appeared
- [By the light touch of Sidney Brenner] the biologists got themselves a new test animal: the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.
- [By the light touch of Czar Peter the Great] Russians celebrate the New Year on the same day as the Europeans, January 1.