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Обычно я обедала в столовой колледжа – Пьюк-холле. На самом деле она называлась Дюк-холл, в честь покойного директора. Но с моей легкой руки она получила новое неофициальное прозвище.

What does this expression mean, and how is it used?

Incidentally, can other personal pronouns than "моей" be used just as well?

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There is a more general idiom легкая рука, meaning the ability to solve problems and gain success with ease and luck.

I suppose the expression с легкой руки may be tracked to this idiom: started with one's fortunate proposal.

You may use it with any possessive pronoun or personal name, except for plural ones, because it's unnatural for several persons to share a single hand (and с легких рук is not idiomatic). Although, phrases like с их легкой руки do creep into language.

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According to the dictionary:

По чьей либо инициативе; по чьему либо примеру, ставшему началом каких либо действий, поступков.

which translates to:

by someone's initiative; by someone's example, which began the practice of certain actions, deeds.

Basically, you would use "с легкой руки" with any appropriate pronoun, noun or name, referring to the specific person or people.

I couldn't find the origin of the phrase, but there are some connections between having this "light touch" and luck or success.

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