When you are totally over your head in work, you can say “estoy hasta el copete de trabajo”. Then Ticos will understand you perfectly well.
When you’ve had enough food, you can say estoy hasta el copete de la comida.
Also, being totally fed up with someone’s behavior, you say estoy hasta el copete de su conducta. Or estoy harto (harta for females) de su conducta. Another way to say it is estoy hasta la coronilla.
But, when your neighbor has a copete en el pelo, he has a pompadour in his hair.
Te conozco pava, con todo y copete = I know the type of person that you are (thanks to Christopher Howard!)
I have drunk enough = estoy hasta el copete de la birra (cerveza)
There are several ways to say someone is drunk:
Hasta el rabo
Hasta el hacha o la mecha
A vulgar way of saying the same thing, but much used by everyone:
Hasta el culo
Estar hasta la picha
Hasta la mierda
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