The facts and figures came thick and fast as the chancellor defended the government's stewardship of the economy today. Did he pass the FactCheck test?
One Treasury source said this was "just where the graph lines happened to end up," implying no champagne popping pencilled in for the big day five years off.
Home-buyers are among the winners of the autumn statement, with many expected to save thousands of pounds on stamp duty. But it isn't all good news, we're afraid.
Ahead of the chancellor's Autumn Statement tomorrow, here are eight questions about the speech, the economy and the politics answered.
Tory MPs tell me they suspect the chancellor's getting all his infrastructure and NHS spending news out of the way early because he's given up on getting a hearing for good news on Wednesday.
Just as the earnings/inflation lines crossed in the right direction for the government, the Lab/Con graph lines of support crossed in the wrong direction for Labour.