Noun. A human-created situation that drains away initiative or original effort.
From gumption (spunk; resourcefulness; sensible initiative) + trap (a trick or contrivance for catching and holding people or animals).
Your constant objections are turning this meeting into a gumption trap.

Don't ask Linda to get involved with anything that has to get done right away; the woman is a walking gumption trap.

Surfing the Web has become a gumption trap for millions of people.
by Zwieback February 22, 2018
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