In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase underlined in the sentense. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the IdiomPhrase.

With great difficulty, he was able to carve out a niche for himself.

A. became a sculptor

B. did the best he could do

C. destroyed his career

D. developed a specific position for himself

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