In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom / phrase and bold italicised in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom / phrase.

My sincere advice to my maidservant fell on stony ground.

A. was counter productive

B. had a strong impact

C. made on stubborn

D. had little success

Please do not use chat terms. Example: avoid using "grt" instead of "great".